The Portrait Photographer's Lighting Style Guide

Recipes for Lighting and Composing Professional Portraits

By James Cheadle; Peter Travers
(Amphoto Books, Paperback, 9780817400057, 176pp.)

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

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Take Your Portraiture in Dramatic New Directions
Whether you’re a pro looking to update and diversify your portfolio, or an amateur ready to experiment with exacting new styles, you’ll find inspiration and clear how-to in The Portrait Photographer's Lighting Style Guide. Today’s most popular portrait styles are broken down with lighting diagrams and exposure information, as well as the story behind the shot, to create an indispensable reference for anyone interested in creating more up-to-date, professional-style portraits.
Inside you’ll find:

   • Diagrams for lighting 60 portraits in a wide variety of styles
   • Gear, lens, and exposure information for each shot
   • Photoshop tutorials for everything from RAW processing to HDR, digital makeovers, and more
   • Inspiring photographs—including celebrity shots of Angelina Jolie, Samuel L. Jackson, and more—from 11 international photographers

About the Author

JAMES CHEADLE is a UK–based professional portrait photographer who regularly shoots some the world's most famous faces. His work can be seen at
PETER TRAVERS is a photography journalist, author, and deputy editor of PhotoPlus, the UK's fastest growing photography magazine. Visit Peter at

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