Anatomy of a Studio Portrait

My new book is now available

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I'm happy to announce that my book Anatomy of a Studio Portrait is now available for sale on Amazon for $29.95!

In this book I present the thought processes and steps to go through in planning out a studio portrait session. From knowing where and how the photographs will be used to understanding lighting and lenses and perspective. I've included an extensive glossary of photographic terms and sections on hints and tips on different types of gear available and how they are used in the studio. 

Apple boxes, v-flats, snoots, grids, softboxes, umbrellas, flash syncronization, and more. Inverse square law. Dealing with eyeglasses. Even comparing f/stops to pizza! Includes plenty of photographs and diagrams to help explain the concepts involved. 

If you have liked or been entertained by my contributions as the guy in the background moving lights around on CreativeLive I think you will enjoy this book. 

 Do you ever get that black bar across parts of your photos when working with studio flash? Find out what causes it and how to fix it.

Do you ever get that black bar across parts of your photos when working with studio flash? Find out what causes it and how to fix it.

 Do you have Diffusion Confusion? Just what does it mean to add diffusion to your lights?

Do you have Diffusion Confusion? Just what does it mean to add diffusion to your lights?

 Do you know how to change the color of your background when you take the photo instead of having to do it in post-production?

Do you know how to change the color of your background when you take the photo instead of having to do it in post-production?

 Intimidated about assembling your first softbox and speedring? Here's how!

Intimidated about assembling your first softbox and speedring? Here's how!

Frustrated when winter comes around with its shorter daylight hours? Want to be able to make photographs without having to worry about the weather outside or the time of day or night? All this and more in an easy to read and understand book. 

John has always been an encyclopedia of knowledge. When we pros have a question or need expertise, John is always our go-to!
— Lindsay Adler, NYC Fashion Photographer & CreativeLive Instructor

Thanks for taking a look!

John Cornicello
Seattle, WA