Portraits of Strangers

Portraits of Strangers

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Have you ever seen a stranger who you instantly knew would make a great photograph? Where the feeling was so immediate and so visceral that there was no doubt that if a photo was made, it would result in a wonderful image? Maybe this scenario ended with you admitting that you couldna€™t work up the nerve to approach the person and ask permission. Ita€™s that all-too-common story of a€œthe one that got away.a€ With Portraits of Strangers, author and photographer Ibarionex Perello will inspire you to move past that fear and take the leap toward making such photographs happen. There are some fantastic images ahead just waiting for you! Follow along with Ibarionex and you will: Learn to confront the fear of approaching strangers for photos, realizing that most potential subjects will be flattered they are worthy of your photographs Learn your way around the gear you need to take great photos, such as cameras, lenses, camera straps and bags, and other a€œextrasa€ Understand the essentials behind setting the right exposure so you are always ready for that unexpected photo opportunity Develop a practice of interacting with your subjects with techniques like mirroring their body language, moving around them to get the angle you want, and always saying a€œthank youa€Ibarionex Perello. Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm lens, 1/320sec at f/2.2, ISO 800 A custom white balance off of a white napkin helped ensure accurate color for this late afternoon portrait of a Cuban server in Florence, Italy.

Title:Portraits of Strangers
Author:Ibarionex Perello
Publisher:Peachpit Press - 2014-03-17


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