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Karen Dorame presents hard-won tips and techniques that allow you to smooth out the bumps in the road toward a career in professional photography. She covers equipment selection and use, light source options and lighting setups using natural light and studio lighting, and shows you how to get the most out of your store-bought backgrounds and posing aids and found” backgrounds and posing implements on location. You’ll find sage advice on avoiding posing mistakes for individuals and groups. Of course, Dorame also offers pointers on avoiding common post-production traps, saving you time, frustration, and compromised image quality.
The balance of the book details problems that aspiring professionals often face in handling the business side of photography. You’ll learn what not to do when it comes to booking sessions, conceptualizing shoots, and more. Finally, you’ll learn how to weather the changes and stay at the top in this exciting, demanding field.
Karen Dórame grew up with a camera. Her mother, Magda White, was an award-winning photographer. After a few years of being in front of the lens, she got her first twin reflex camea as a pre-teen. She went from a career in public relations to founding Special Kids Photography of America, a non profit organization that is dedicated to training photograpers to capture images of special children photographs that are beautiful, insightful and tug at the heart. She also has a passion for infrared photography that has led to fine art images in IR color as well as black and white. Her book on infrared photography is a start-to-finish guide for creating beautiful IR images.