The Essential Guide to Portraits 2nd edition. On the quest to create better pictures? The up-to-date information, inspirational guides and helpful instructions within this MagBook are an invaluable resource for any serious amateur looking to become a better photographer. With experts guiding you through every stage of shooting a portrait - from viewing the subject to considering the use of lighting, composition, backgrounds and techniques involved in recording the image, this MagBook provides you with the information you need to create maximum impact photographs! Covering all stages of digital portraiture, this guide starts with fundamentals such as setting up your camera, mastering camera modes, understanding exposure and lighting, and progresses onto easy-to-follow tutorials covering manipulating daylight, capturing memorable family portraits and digital techniques including using Photoshop and post-production tools.