Basics Photography 02: Lighting 2nd Edition

Overview

Understanding light is fundamental to good photography. How any image is lit will change how the viewer sees and interprets the content. The second edition of Basics Photography 02: Lighting teaches the theory and background of how light 'works', the different types of light and the rules it obeys.

Natural light, available light and photographic light sources in the studio are all explained and key guidance given on how to measure, control and use light for the best photographic...

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Overview

Understanding light is fundamental to good photography. How any image is lit will change how the viewer sees and interprets the content. The second edition of Basics Photography 02: Lighting teaches the theory and background of how light 'works', the different types of light and the rules it obeys.

Natural light, available light and photographic light sources in the studio are all explained and key guidance given on how to measure, control and use light for the best photographic exposure. With new images and case studies, this edition encourages a bolder and more innovative approach to the use of light in photography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782940411955
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/28/2013
  • Series: Basics Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 876,399
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is light?
Basic theory
Colour theory
Exposure
Case study: The lightmeter
Polarized light
Case study: The colour temperature meter
Imaging at the ends of the spectrum
Exercise: Using a colour checker

Chapter 2: Natural light
Daylight
Evening light
Night
Case study: The seasons
Effect of location
Exercise: Time of day

Chapter 3: Available light
Flames
Incandescent lamps
Fluorescent light
Street lighting
Case study: Camera supports
Neon light
Gig photography
Exercise: Street still life

Chapter 4: Photographic light
Continuous light
Flash
Case study: Studio flash
Exercise: The single source

Chapter 5: Controlling light
Studios
Shaping light
Building light
Exercise: Lighting ratios
Rembrandt lighting
Butterfly lighting
Commercial lighting
Case study: Light tent
Backgrounds

Chapter 6: Using light
Quality of light
Revealing shape
Revealing form
Revealing texture
Revealing tone and colour
Experimenting with light
Exercise: The single object

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