Packed with images and diagrams from more than a dozen acclaimed photographers, this resource shows exactly how to master middle-key photographs. The techniques illustrated provide tips for establishing sufficient structure by precisely defining the objectives of the middle-key shoot. Covering all aspects--from the conception of the portrait to lighting, clothing, props, and backgrounds that support the image to the technical and equipment requirements--this guidebook also discusses middle key both within and outside the studio setting. By consciously deciding to create middle-key portraits, photographers can help to avoid arbitrary decisions and begin more precisely selecting the kinds of colors and tones that will produce visual harmony and an overall pleasing appearance.
About the Author
Norman Phillips is the founder of The Norman Phillips of London Photography Studio. A contributor to several magazines and newsletters, including Rangefinder and Professional Image Maker, he is the creator of instructional photography DVDs and the author of Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait Photography, Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography, and Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photographers.He lives in Highland Park, Illinois.