Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting / Edition 2by Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua, Steven Biver
Pub. Date: 02/28/1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
No matter how smart your digital camera is, its lighting is hit-or-miss at best. That's still a job for your eyes and brain. Lighting is worth the effort to learn well-there is no other skill that can improve your photography so much, so quickly. This is not your typical how-to book! This is a tried-and-true how to understand book. How to understand and predict the… See more details below
No matter how smart your digital camera is, its lighting is hit-or-miss at best. That's still a job for your eyes and brain. Lighting is worth the effort to learn well-there is no other skill that can improve your photography so much, so quickly. This is not your typical how-to book! This is a tried-and-true how to understand book. How to understand and predict the size of light, types of reflections, and the family of angles. Master these principles and you can shoot any portrait, any surface, anywhere!
With the third edition of Light-Science & Magic you will: Master shooting metal, glass, and portraiture, Learn how to make educated judgments about where to maintain detail (and losing it where the viewer will not notice) Save time with the post-production fixes given to common lighting problems. Styles of lighting continue to change, but the nature of light will always remain the same. Once you understand the basic physics of lighting your creative potential is endless!
About the Author:
Fil Hunter, has worked for such clients as US News & World Report, Time Life Books, and National Geographic
- Taylor & Francis
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- Older Edition
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- 7.02(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.66(d)
Table of Contents
|Ch. 1||How to Learn Lighting||1|
|Ch. 2||Light: The Raw Material of Photography||9|
|Ch. 3||The Management of Reflection and the Family of Angles||25|
|Ch. 4||Surface Appearances||45|
|Ch. 5||Revealing Shape and Contour||74|
|Ch. 7||The Case of the Disappearing Glass||142|
|Ch. 8||An Arsenal of Lights||176|
|Ch. 9||The Extremes||210|
|Ch. 10||Traveling Light||256|
|App. 1||Let There Be Light||286|
|App. 2||The Complete Toolbox||312|
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As an amateur photographer this book is indispensible to me in really learning more about how light works with regards to photography! Best book I've found on the subject - and I've looked/owned a bunch of them! Highly recommended!
This is NOT a book with a bunch of recipes for lighting specific subjects. Instead, this is a book on what photographers really need to know to effectively light just about anything in the studio. This book talks about types of reflections and the nature of reflected light. You will learn how to light people, very reflective metal, transparent glass, and and various combinations. I am a professional photographer and this book gave me a better foundation on WHY to light things a particular way. I feel much more confident in my lighting skills and I think my work has improved. (If only someone would write a similar book on how to get clients to pay faster!) The book flows from simple to complex in a very logical and easy to follow way. There are plenty of relevent diagrams and example photos too. If you do any studio work with artificial lighting this is the very next book you should by.