Light and Shoot 50 Fashion Photos

Light and Shoot 50 Fashion Photos

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by Chris Gatcum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240817222

ISBN-13: 9780240817224

Pub. Date: 05/12/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to be a fashion photographer? Want to learn what the pros do in the field on a daily basis to create compelling, artistic, iconic fashion imagery? Then this is the book for you! With a focus on lighting, Light and Shoot takes 50 truly amazing fashion photos and tells the budding fashion photographer how each was

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Have you ever wondered what it really takes to be a fashion photographer? Want to learn what the pros do in the field on a daily basis to create compelling, artistic, iconic fashion imagery? Then this is the book for you! With a focus on lighting, Light and Shoot takes 50 truly amazing fashion photos and tells the budding fashion photographer how each was created. First is the equipment "must-haves." Next are lessons on how to integrate make-up and lighting. From there, you will learn how to shoot for the three main outlets: catalogue, editorial, or advertising. From beautiful photos and lighting diagrams to the photographer's thoughts behind the photos, to a snapshot that shows what camera, ISO, shutter speed etc. were used, this book will give you the tools you need to light and shoot your own fashion photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240817224
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/2011
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,243,375
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

LIGHTING ESSENTIALS

Lighting kits

Location and studio

Continuous versus flash

Camera connections

Models and makeup

CATALOG

Handbag pose

Lingerie carousel

Blue swimsuits

Jeans kids

Stag chic

Collection cover

Evening dress

Red bikini

Soft seduction

Track kit

Maternity

Bridal glamour

Pink petites

The red coat

Kitwear women

Bad girl look

EDITORIAL

Black and white circus

Princess

Classic Hollywood

All dressed up.

Only accessories

Throne

Queen of the world

March of the babes

Sportman's roar

Look to the future

School Rules!

Super powers

The shape issue

Harsh winter

Country chic

Grunge princess

Bodytalk

Ensemble

ADVERTISING

Dior dress

Project perfume

By the glass

Blue swim cap

Taste

Armani man

CK

Lauren

Arnult

Gucci dress

Aubade sensation

Dangerous Diesel

YSL

Chanel time

Bench mark

Nike plus

Wimbledon

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Light and Shoot 50 Fashion Photos 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. Even the location section. I wouldn't use this book to learn how to light fashion. It is useful in seeing how a photoshoot came together with only the lighting styles. It really has nothing to do with fashion as I feel these setups could be used for any kind of photography. The only think that makes it a "50 fashion photos" is because they are modeling a brand/lifestyle brand. All in all, I like the work that is done. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who knows nothing about studio or location lighting. It is more for those looking for different and creative angles of lighting that would probably not be thought of as being so simple. It gives you great ideas.
sadreader More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book, it starts off by making you feel like a beginners book, explaining what a soft box is, the difference between lighting setups, it even explains in detail what a light stand is and how important it is (made me feel the writer was simply trying to add pages, but a beginner still might appreciate. The explanation of using multiple light sources and such was vague to say the least, but I understand this is not a book that teaches lighting. The opening image which is amazing ends up being this complicated photoshop composition that only long time experts would be able to value. As you move along the images are beautiful until you get into the chapter "location" most of the images here should not be in a fashion photography book, these are day to day images that fill up the rest of the book and the lighting setups are nowhere near informative, there are two views to the lighting setups but not reference to the lighting it self, f-stop difference and settings of the light would have been great. In closing a very disappointing book, mostly because I see the work of many of these photographers on-line and they all have fantastic work, but chose to share many setups that you can get on their blogs for free and with better explanations.