Cinematic Portraits: How to Create Classic Hollywood Photography
by Pete Wright
Pete Wright teaches you how to re-create mysterious, dark, and glamorous cinematic portraits reminiscent of those taken of 1920s’ and 1930s’ stars and starlets. The book contains 60 discrete sections which contain 60 of Wright’s most impressive, nostalgic black & white portraits, along with some alternate poses and lighting diagrams. In each section, the author details the steps taken to create the final portrait. You’ll learn how Wright conceptualized the shot and will gain insight into the location of the shoot, props selected to create the theme, wardrobe selection, and hair and makeup styling. The lighting units used on the set, light modifiers, and lighting setup employed will also be covered, allowing you to readily re-create the classic, dramatic Hollywood look with your own subjects. Wright will also discuss how he posed the subject to give him or her that superstar, larger-than-life look.
Wedding Photography Kickstart: How to Achieve Unlimited Success
by Pete and Liliana Wright
Wedding photography is one of the most competitive genres in photography. With so many other professional photographers (not to mention “Uncle Bobs”) fighting for a chance to document all of the important moments and nuances of the wedding day, how can you rise to the top and win your prospective clients’ trust and business? Follow Pete and Liliana Wright as they guide you through all of the steps you’ll need to take in order to build a successful wedding photography business. In this book, you’ll learn about branding, identifying and targeting your ideal client demographic, making great connections at bridal shows, creating a successful workflow on the wedding day, and creating strong relationships with vendors to boost your referrals. You will learn to avoid the myriad mistakes that other photographers fall prey to and will discover surefire tips for surviving in the ever-changing wedding industry while surpassing your competition.