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Light & Lighting: The Definitive Guide For Serious Digital Photographers (Digital Photography Expert Series)
Michael Freeman
1579905269
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Instructive text and images of major tools and equipment make this comprehensive resource essential to every digital photographer's library. With it, they can master both the technical and creative aspects of lighting through a combination of traditional photographic skills and the limitless possibilities of digital technology. Three-hundred-and-fifty photographs--including before and after shots--and expert information demonstrate the key techniques. The full spectrum of light, and how the camera measures it, is explained, along with advice on achieving color accuracy. Photographers can experiment with natural light, bright or dim; explore frontal versus side lighting; and see what can be done indoors using window techniques, tungsten light, flash, candlelight, and post-production techniques. Here's how to make the...


Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography
Norman Phillips
1584281200
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Photographers learn from a master the impact and drama that can be created through the precise creation of low key portraits-portraits in which the tonal range is primarily dark. While the low key technique lends a classic, artistic, subdued mood to images that may seem relaxed and effortless, creating this style presents significant challenges for the photographer, all of which are addressed in this book. Guidelines for selecting the best lighting equipment and light modifiers for efficiently creating low key portraits are detailed, as are the most effective techniques for measuring the light in the scene for correct exposure. Photographers of all levels learn to consider the impact of creating images in a controlled key.

About the Author
Norman Phillips is the recipient of...


Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers

1584281251


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Book Description
Time-tested lighting strategies that will improve the quality of a portrait are detailed in this book for beginning photographers. Terminology used by industry pros is explained, the equipment needed to create professional results is outlined, and the unique role that each element of the lighting setup plays in the studio is explored. Photographers learn how color, direction, form, and contrast affect the final portrait. The concise text, photo examples, and lighting diagrams enable photographers to easily achieve traditional lighting styles that have been the basis of good portraiture since the advent of the art.

About the Author
Christopher Grey is the author of Creative Techniques for Nude Photography and Photographer's Guide to Polaroid Transfer. He lives in Minneapolis,...


Posing and Lighting Techniques for Studio Portrait Photography
J.J. J. Allen
158428031X
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
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About the Author
J. J. Allen is a professional photographer with more than 50 years of experience, as well as a writer for Rangefinder magazine. He lives in Hapeville, Georgia.


Bill Fortney's Great Photography Workshop
Bill Fortney
1559718765
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Bill Fortney's Great Photography Workshop is a complete how-to guide for the impassioned amateur outdoor photographer-the fastest growing segment of the market. This book is a fresh approach to the age-old desire of serious amateurs to become truly good at their chosen craft. Most books produced over the past two decades have focused either on technical considerations or the esthetics of photography. Few have integrated both important issues into one volume, and none has presented an actual course of action to help readers develop excellence at their craft. Bill Fortney's Great Photography Workshop contains actual self-assignments and field exercises to help the reader become fluent with each of the major concepts. In addition, the book addresses the emotional stumbling blocks to the learning process. A portfolio...


Professional Lighting Handbook, Second Edition

0240800206


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Book Description
This thoroughly updated edition of the lighting 'bible' guides readers through technical foundations, equipment, and techniques of lighting for film and video productions.

The Professional Lighting Handbook details all major lighting topics, including: characteristics of light; fixture structures and components; light source types, operating principles, and use; unit power requirements; light controllers, modifiers, and filters, and how to select them; the aesthetics of lighting the set.

Details everything you need to know about lighting.
Perfect for anyone in film or video production.
This is the "bible" of professional lighting.

From the Publisher
This thoroughly updated edition of the lighting 'bible' guides readers through technical foundations,...


Portrait Photography: Secrets of Posing & Lighting
Mark Cleghorn
157990548X
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photo sequences showing how to arrange lights and lighting accessories, this carefully structured course teaches all the fundamentals of portraiture, as well as a host of other creative techniques. It sets out everything the amateur needs to know to create a wide range of styles, from choosing the right equipment to composing the background to placing and positioning the subject for maximum effect. The basics of color and black and white, digital capture and film, and studio and location shooting all receive detailed attention, and helpful tips on mood-enhancing lighting will help raise novices’ skills to professional levels.


The Art of Bridal Portrait Photography
Marty Seefer
1584280670
Dec 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Focusing solely on the bride, this wedding portraiture book provides methods for pre-wedding shots, on-location photographs, and studio sessions. Included are ways to achieve proper exposure and contrast, tips for orchestrating props, and lighting and posing techniques to minimize and conceal flaws. Accompanied by stunning full-color photographs and accompanying technical tips, this guide also includes a complete listing of all the details and preparation work that will ensure a smooth shoot, including pre-wedding appointments and ways to eliminate distracting background elements.

About the Author
Marty Seefer owns and operates a photography studio and has won numerous awards, including Kodak Gallery Awards and Fuji Masterpiece Awards. He lives in East Hartford, Connecticut. ...


Light - Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
Fil Hunter
0240802756
February 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'This is the first book I have seen on photographic lighting that is worth using as a text. Light-Science and Magic is about principles, not cheap tricks or the authors' portfolio. Thanks.'---Pete Christman, Savannah College of Art and Design.

'An excellent guide to high-quality studio-style lighting, even on location.'---John Alderson, Booklist.

Review
'This is the first book I have seen on photographic lighting that is worth using as a text. Light-Science and Magic is about principles, not cheap tricks or the authors' portfolio. Thanks.'---Pete Christman, Savannah College of Art and Design.

'An excellent guide to high-quality studio-style lighting, even on location.'---John Alderson, Booklist.

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Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait Photography
Norman Phillips
1584280751
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Photographers will learn from a master the impact and beauty that can be created through the precision creation of high key portraits. In photography, the word key is used to describe the overall tonal range in which the photograph is created-including the background, subject, props, and clothing. If the tones are very light, the image is called "high key." Because photographers often neglect to consider the impact of creating images in a controlled key, many portraits fall short of their potential. This book provides helpful guidelines for selecting the best lighting equipment and light modifiers for efficiently creating high key portraits, as well as detailing techniques needed to select the perfect clothes and props for a high key portrait.

About the Author
Norman Phillips...


50 Portrait Lighting Techniques for Pictures That Sell
John Hart
0817438602
Apr 1995
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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The Complete Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography
Lee Frost
0817450416
March 15, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Aimed at photographers who pack away their cameras as soon as light levels fall, this brilliant book shows how, with just a little skill and imagination, even amateurs can produce breathtaking photographs in nighttime or low-light settings. The guide begins with a clear explanation of technical aspects that must be considered, such as the best equipment to use for low-light indoor or nighttime outdoor shots, which color and black-and-white films to choose, how to ensure correct exposure in tricky situations, and details relating to both natural and artificial light. The book then tackles a wide range of themes and lighting situations, presenting specific guidance for shooting low-light landscapes, portraits, buildings, carnivals, fireworks displays, and weather phenomena such as lightning, sunrises, and sunsets. ...


Digital Nature Photography
Jonathan Cox
0817437916
May 2003
Paperback
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Vividlight.com, July 2003
If you know an aspiring photographer buy them this book. When finished they may teach you a thing or two.

Naturephotographers.net, July 2003
An ideal resource for those taking their first steps into the world of nature photography with digital camera in hand.

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The Lighting Cookbook for Fashion and Beauty Photography
Jenni Bidner
0817442316
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
• Step-by-step recipes for great pictures• Demystifies lucrative fashion and beauty photography • Beautiful examples with diagrams and instructions—everything the photographer needs in the studio or on location Learning to set up, use, and control lighting is the biggest challenge for photographers in the field of fashion and beauty. Never fear! This book shows exactly how to become a lighting master. Dozens of stunning examples—some taken in a studio, others on location—are analyzed with set up details, lens choices, composition decisions, and lighting diagrams, plus step-by-step directions on re-creating the look. From an inventory of every essential piece of equipment, with a full explanation of how, when and why to use each one, to an in-depth discussion of the film versus digital...


Beginner's Guide to Photographic Lighting
Don Marr
1584281332
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Teaching beginner photographers how to create good, flattering light, this book discusses topics such as proper equipment, developing an eye for form, and positioning equipment to maximize the appeal of a subject. As studio photographers face a host of lighting challenges not often encountered outdoors-from lighting reflective objects to photographing food-this guide provides unexpected tips and surprising solutions for adding a jolt of creativity to images. Step-by-step guidance on using the ordinary to create the extraordinary is provided. With its dual focus on creating lighting styles that are both technically correct and creative, this book shows photographers how to effectively light everything from portraits to product shots with confidence.

About the Author
Don Marr is...


The Basic Book of Photography: 5th Edition
Tom Grimm
0452284252
August 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This substantial book, long a standard guide to photography, is so comprehensive that it serves as an excellent reference for both amateur and professional photographers. Written in a clear, conversational style, this work presents the myriad technical aspects of photographic equipment in an easily understood manner. Coverage begins with cameras and lenses, with emphasis on practical matters, such as how to load film and adjust lens openings. The authors then logically turn to film and discuss the selection of lenses and the use of flash equipment. In addition to equipment and materials, the two most important elements of good photography?lighting and composition?are considered. Although the emphasis is upon 35mm photography, other types of cameras, including point and shoot, Polaroid, and digital cameras, are also...


The Heart of the Horse
Juliet van Otteren (Photographer)
0760759278
September 2004
Hardcover
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Michael Korda - Editor in Chief, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"Heart of the Horse is very beautiful."

Joyce Carol Oates - Award winning author.
"A beautiful book! Vivid - dreamlike - "mystical" - visceral."

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Studio Lighting Solutions
Jack Neubart
0817459073
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Studio Lighting
Lou Jacobs, Jr.
1584281359
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
For photographers who have a basic understanding of how to operate their cameras, this book offers easy techniques, a myriad of photographs from acclaimed studio photographers, and numerous lessons to create great effects that portray subjects in a flattering light. Whether working in a spare bedroom, in the garage, or in a well-trafficked part of town, photographers learn how working in the studio allows them to control the effects of lighting on their subjects, no matter the weather or time of day. Including practical advice for achieving the shadows and highlights that make any subject appear photogenic, assignments that command an increase in creativity and efficiency, and progressive photos that illustrate various steps in the lighting process, this book provides the hard facts and hands-on experience...


Portrait Photography: The Definitive Guide For Serious Digital Photographers (Digital Photography Expert Series)
Michael Freeman
1579905277
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Hundreds of beautiful color photographs show how to master photography's most popular subject: the art of portraiture. By combining traditional photographic skills with the limitless possibilities offered by digital, this expert guide helps amateurs successfully portray people in the rituals of daily life, frame the figure in the image, utilize high-speed techniques to catch memorable moments, and create a picture essay to document an event. Find out a variety of ways to photograph groups, babies, and children; capture the fleeting expression; and get the right lighting for character and drama. Follow the tips for shooting unobserved on the street and doing reportage; for using wide-angle or medium telephoto techniques; and for dealing respectfully with other cultures. Be the photographer whom everyone wants to record...


New Product Shots: A Guide to Professional Lighting Techniques (Pro-Lighting Series)
Alex Larg, Jane Wood
2880463718


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The Best of Photographic Lighting
Bill Hurter
1584281685
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
With basic information on the characteristics of light and specific techniques for controlling light in a variety of environments, this resource teaches photographers how to harness light, the most important factor of good photography. A discussion of light basics that includes exposure, color balance, and light ratios provides photographers with the essential understanding they need to approach any photography project. Specific analyses of studio, portrait, and indoor and outdoor lighting detail how to use studio strobes, set up a Rembrandt lighting scheme for a portrait, diffuse window light, and flash-fill with direct sunlight. Tips and photographs from more than 30 wedding, portrait, and commercial photographers offer practical advice and inspiration to help photographers take advantage of—rather than be...


Understanding Digital Photography: Techniques for Getting Great Pictures
Bryan F. Peterson
0817437967
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
• Readers love Peterson’s easy-to-grasp bad image/good image pairings—and every photo in the book was taken with a digital camera • Covers every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, and more Using his popular bad image/good image pairings of real-life examples, Bryan Peterson takes the reader through all the techniques need to succeed with digital photography in every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, low-light conditions, travel, weather, commercial portraits, macro, and wildlife—even how to use creative tricks such as reflections. As a bonus, Peterson explains, in straightforward text, the techniques of Photoshop as well as the basics of publishing, printing, and archiving and storing for personal or professional use. Full of great examples for...


Outdoor Lighting: Fashion & Glamour (Outdoor Lighting)
Cathy Joseph
2884790209
June 28, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Use natural light like a photographic artist! A truly glamorous fashion or "beauty" picture often needs an exotic setting, and that means meeting the challenges of outdoor photography, from the sun's brightness to overhanging clouds. Control the light, add to it, block it off, or reflect it to create the right alluring look with the help of expert advice and hundreds of magnificent, high-quality images in both color and black-and-white. Here's the whole process of conducting a fashion shoot, from the choice of location to the time of day and techniques employed. Professionals offer tips and explanations, and their setups appear in easy-to-follow diagrams. There's a wealth of different ways to manipulate and artificially enhance the light to create a mood, flatter the subject, and catch the eye. The broad range of...


Lighting for Nude Photography
Rod Ashford
2880465710
November 2002
Paperback
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Professional Techniques for the Wedding Photographer: A Complete Guide to Lighting, Posing and Taking Photographs That Sell (Photography for All Levels: Advanced)
George Schaub, Kenneth Sklute
0817456023
June 2001
Paperback
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