Any Books on Environmental Portraiture?

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  1. brian steinberger

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    Does anyone know of any good books on environmental portraiture? I'm very interested in pursuing but would like some information. Thanks!
     
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    For wonderful examples of environmental portraiture "Arnold Newman" by Philip Brookman (Taschen) is a great inspiration. For more of a how to I recently stumbled across "The Photographic Portrait" by Robin Gillanders, which has some great reminders of basic portrait techniques as well as more in depth information.
    Best, Rory
     
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    I always thought Newman's "One Minds Eye" showed what a master he really was... and he is considered one of the great masters of "existing" light photography.
    He told me he always called it "existing" light instead of "available" light because as his level all the lights he would ever want were "available".

    If you're looking for something a little more National Geographic you can always check out David Allan Harvey, Bill Allard or Steve McCurry. McCurry is considered one of the great NG portrait photographers..... and I always felt fortunate to spend a week with him years ago at a workshop.
    -Rob
     
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    William Moretnsen, "Outdoor Portraiture".
     
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    Look at the work of Brian Griffin.

    And here or here. Work is well worth buying, stunning environmental portraits.

    Ian
     
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    environmental portraiture

    Look at work by Shelby Lee Adams for masterful composition. He has several books out, and you can see his work at http://edelmangallery.com/
     
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    Go to the Photography section of a large library and look for books by these photographers, or the specific books mentioned. Each is a different kind of environmental portrait photographer.

    Walker Evans
    Dorothea Lange
    Jacques-Henri Lartigue
    Annie Liebowitz
    Andrea Modica
    W. Eugene Smith, An Aperture Monograph
    Thomas Roma: Enduring Justice
    Tice, George A.
    Fields of Peace, A Pennsylvania German Album


    John Powers
     
  8. Dan Henderson

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    or just look at Nicole McGrade's beautiful photographs here and on her web site for inspiration.
     
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    Hi Brian

    I would look at the work of August Sander, he IMHO is the greatest of all time.