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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
Audience: Academic photography and lighting courses; trade potential in both still and motion picture/video photography markets; specialty accounts with lighting distributors, Lighting Dimensions.
"'This is the first book I have seen on photographic lighting that is worth using as a text. Light-Science and Magic is about principles, not cheap tricks or the authors' portfolio. Thanks."—-Pete Christman, Savannah College of Art and Design.
|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|
Posted December 26, 2004
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!
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Posted June 9, 2003
This is NOT a book with a bunch of recipes for lighting specific subjects. <P>Instead, this is a book on what photographers really need to know to effectively light just about anything in the studio. <p>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. <p>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!) <p>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. <p>If you do any studio work with artificial lighting this is the very next book you should by.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.