Focus On Photographing People 

By Haje Jan Kamps - Published on Focal Press (2011)

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Everyone who takes photographs takes photographs of people. Whether it is a ‘happysnap’ of a child or a professional portrait, people are always the first subject we think of. Yet taking good photographs of people is a combination of many factors — what is the best light for the subject? How should they stand?

What aperture should you use for maximum impact? In this easy to follow, highly visual guide to portraiture Haje Jan Kamps takes you through not only the technical but also the aesthetic considerations of creating great images. Step by step guides, tips from the pros and assignments to work through will have everybody you photograph looking better in no time at all!

Packed with stunning photographs, everything about this beautiful book is aimed at a visual audience. Buy into the “Focus” series and put the focus right back where it belongs: on creating great images. It is a highly visual guide to the most popular subject — people. It includes tip boxes, summaries and assignments that make learning the techniques easier. It is not just a photo technique book, it offers advice on posing, backgrounds and lighting to make portraits stand out.

ISBN: 978–0240814698 - You should be able to get a copy of the book from or — Enjoy!