Artificial Lighting for Photography

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ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY clearly explains the use of artificial lighting of all types through a rich combination of detailed diagrams, visual examples, and practical instruction. Written for beginning photographers, the book introduces and explains the basic concepts of lighting techniques and the relevant equipment and hardware before going on to cover the latest advances in lighting equipment and digital capture devices. This fundamental knowledge is then used to teach key techniques that will help readers utilize the equipment effectively in their work. Equally emphasizing both studio and location environments, ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY describes methods for solving a variety of challenges so that readers will gain a thorough understanding of how and why artificial lighting techniques work.
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"Artificial Lighting for Photography by McKenzie and Overturf is an accessible and effective approach to the material, especially so since it is written from the standpoint of a practitioner. Anyone looking to start out with controlled lighting, or to improve their skills, will find it easy to learn a great deal from this book." - Jim Stone is an exhibiting artist who uses photography. His work has been exhibited and published internationally and is represented in the permanent collections of major museums. He has written or co-authored several books on photography that are used as textbooks, and he currently teaches in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico.

"Joy McKenzie and Daniel Overturf have created a great new teaching tool with Artificial Lighting for Photography, Delmar Learning. This book covers every aspect of using lighting in the studio and presents it with passion and insight that I have not seen in a long time. Concepts and equipment are thoroughly explained and the examples used are very well done. I heartily endorse this new teaching tool. In the age of the internet it's great to have a text such as this one to better explain the concepts and foundations behind studio lighting. Five stars for me." - Richard Newman, Director of Education, Calumet Photographic

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428318045
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 237
  • Sales rank: 925,919
  • Product dimensions: 10.84 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy McKenzie received her BFA in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute, did graduate work in Studio Arts at Memphis College of Art and received her MFA in photography from Southern Illinois University. She is currently a professor at Watkins College of Art&Design and is author of "Exploring Basic Black & White Photography" from Delmar, Cengage Learning.

Daniel V. Overturf received his BA in Photography in 1980 and MFA in Printmaking in 1983 from Southern Illinois University. He lived, taught, and worked in Nevada, New Mexico, Alberta, and Kansas before returning to his alma mater to teach photography in 1990. Currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography at SIU, he is also President of the Photo Imaging Education Association and co-author of A River Through Illinois.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: LIGHTING TECHNIQUES: BASIC CONCEPTS & THEORIES. 1: Light. 2: Shadows, Shapes & Multiple Sources. Photographer At Work: Polly Chandler, Greg Landrum. 3: Reflective Surfaces. Photographer At Work: Deborah Fletcher, Dimitris Skliris. 4: Transparent Objects. Photographer At Work: Todd Davis, Brian Wetzstein. SECTION II: LIGHTING APPLICATION: LIGHT, EQUIPMENT & PORTRAITURE. 5: Light Measurement & Color Temperature. Photographer At Work: Lee Buchsbaum, Josh Sanseri. 6: Light Sources & Safety. Photographer At Work: Pete Jones, Chris Walker. 7: Light Modifiers & Accessories. Photographer At Work: Gregory Crewdson, Richard Sands. 8: Lighting for the Portrait. Photographer At Work: Keith Cotton, Pramoonchai NopsuwanvongSection III: Grip Glossary Handbook. 9: Bannister's Guide. Glossary. Index.
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