People Pictures

Bestselling author/photographer Chris Orwig offers 30 photographic exercises to renew your passion for capturing the people in your world. This is not a traditional portrait photography book. The goal isn’t flattery, but connection and depth. Whether you are a student, busy parent, or seasoned pro photographer, these exercises provide an accessible framework for exploration and growth.

With titles like: Be Quiet, Turn the Camera Around, and the Fabric of Family, each of the 30 exercises encourages you to have fun and experiment at your own pace. With step-by-step instructions and using natural light, you will explore everything from street, lifestyle, candid, and environmental shots. The projects are small artistic endeavors meant to change how you see and the pictures that you make. All that’s required is a camera, an intrepid attitude, curiosity, and some imagination.

Table of Contents
Section I: The Foundation
Chapter 1. Three Chords and the Truth
Chapter 2. Mediocre or Magnificent
Chapter 3. Style and Substance
Chapter 4. Endurance

Section II: Tell a Story
Chapter 5. The Plot Thickens
Chapter 6. Poetry and Pictures
Chapter 7. Language That Liberates
Chapter 8. Resonate

Section III: Connect
Chapter 9. Empathetic
Chapter 10. Turn Your Camera Around
Chapter 11. Forging Relationships
Chapter 12. Be Quiet

Section IV: Practice Makes Perfect
Chapter 13. Light and Authenticity
Chapter 14. Blur and the Passage of Time
Chapter 15. The Fabric of Family
Chapter 16. Wide-Eyed Wonder
Chapter 17. People and Place
Chapter 18. Point of View
Chapter 19. Curious Composition
Chapter 20. Framed
Chapter 21. Life As It Unfolds
Chapter 22. Upbeat and Alive

Section V: Making It Your Own
Chapter 23. Be Who You Are
Chapter 24. The Unwritten Portrait Code
Chapter 25. Strength of Character
Chapter 26. Order Within Chaos
Chapter 27. Eclectic and Eccentric
Chapter 28. Catalyst
Chapter 29. Irresistible Pictures
Chapter 30. The Hungry Camera
Chapter 31. Smile

Book Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press (September 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321774973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321774972
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