LED Lighting: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers [NOOK Book]

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Accessible for professionals and hobbyists alike, this guide helps photographers navigate the transition from traditional flash and hot lights to light-emitting diode (LED) lights, the hottest new trend in lighting technology. The arrival of cost effective LED lights has facilitated radical advances in photographic science and required photographers to change the way they use lighting. This book explains how these innovations have influenced conventional light theory and offers a seamless transition from old ...

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LED Lighting: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers

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Overview

Accessible for professionals and hobbyists alike, this guide helps photographers navigate the transition from traditional flash and hot lights to light-emitting diode (LED) lights, the hottest new trend in lighting technology. The arrival of cost effective LED lights has facilitated radical advances in photographic science and required photographers to change the way they use lighting. This book explains how these innovations have influenced conventional light theory and offers a seamless transition from old lighting technologies to new ones. It demystifies the process of choosing the right LED light for projects, presents common sense methods for using LEDs, and offers suggestions for achieving the perfect lighting color and balance. In addition, numerous examples using a range of LED lights provide instruction on how to use them in still life images, portraits, and even moving pictures. Using the tools in this handy reference, visual artists can invent new styles unencumbered by the limits imposed by standard light sources.

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"This book marks the start line of the next big wave of evolution for photographers. . . . The best place to start I've seen." —Will Crockett, CEO of CrockettCo Technologies and FridayPhotoSchool.com

"Tuck, a corporate advertising photographer, demonstrates to digital photographers techniques for using LED lighting and how they work." —www.BookNews.com

"If LED is indeed the lighting of the future, Tuck's enlightening and informative book is a great introduction." —www.portlandbookreview.com

"Easy to follow and an invaluable tool for anyone who is using LED lights professionally, or is an amateur looking to learn more about using LEDs effectively." —www.ephotozine.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608954483
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,229,354
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author


Kirk Tuck is a former photography professor and creative director of an advertising firm. He currently works as a freelance photographer with clients such as IBM, Dell Computer, Motorola, "Elle" magazine, Time Warner, and Tivoli Systems. He is the author of "Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography, ""Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Studio Photography," and "Photographic Lighting Equipment: A Comprehensive Guide for Digital Photographers." He was chosen as the 2008 chapter president for the Austin/San Antonio American Society of Media Photographers. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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