Lights, Camera, Capture: Creative Lighting Techniques for Digital Photographers

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Learn to achieve the best possible images with minimal lighting equipment

Author Bob Davis is a photographer whose high-profile clients include Oprah Winfrey and Eva Longoria, and whose work has appeared in Time, O Magazine, and People. Along with his invaluable professional advice, this beautiful full-color book includes a DVD featuring portions of his workshop curriculum. He covers the elements of lighting and shares his two-strobe technique that will enable you to create ...

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Overview

Learn to achieve the best possible images with minimal lighting equipment

Author Bob Davis is a photographer whose high-profile clients include Oprah Winfrey and Eva Longoria, and whose work has appeared in Time, O Magazine, and People. Along with his invaluable professional advice, this beautiful full-color book includes a DVD featuring portions of his workshop curriculum. He covers the elements of lighting and shares his two-strobe technique that will enable you to create studio-quality lighting anywhere with only minimal equipment.

  • High-profile photographer Bob Davis is especially known for his lighting techniques; this book shares his advice on lighting for professional photographers and serious amateurs
  • Covers all the key elements of photographic lighting, with informative illustrations and lighting grids
  • Details the author's pioneering two-strobe technique that reduces the amount of equipment a photographer must carry to a shoot and dramatically lowers equipment costs
  • Features professional tips and stunning full-color images
  • 60-Minute DVD includes video from the author's three-day lighting and photography workshop

Lights, Camera, Capture: Creative Lighting Techniques for Digital Photographersoffers your professional advice worth many times the cost of the book.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470549537
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,451,515
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Visual storyteller and celebrity photojournalist, Bob Davis has over 25 years of experience as a professional photographer. As a Canon Explorer of Light, Bob has been chosen as one of an elite group of 60 photographers representing Canon and united by a passion for photographic excellence. Bob's work has been featured in publications such as O Magazine, Time, People, OK, Rangefinder, and a variety of other digital photography resources. His clients include Oprah Winfrey, Selma Hayek, and Eva Longoria Parker. More information on Bob's distinguished career as well as extensive examples of Bob's photography can be found at www.bobanddawndavis.com.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction.

Become a seeker of light.

Reading lighting diagrams.

Quality over Quantity.

Chapter 2: Understanding Light.

Seeing and Knowing Light.

Quality over Quantity.

Color temperature.

White balance.

Mixed light sources.

Working with natural light.

Manipulating natural light.

The golden hour.

Chapter 3: Getting the basics right.

Exposure and how it works.

Shutter speed.

Aperture.

ISO.

How to measure light.

Using histograms to perfect your white balance.

Aperture and depth of field.

Shutter Speed and motion capture.

ISO and digital noise.

File formats.

Chapter 4: Lighting Equipment.

On-camera flashes.

Controlling on-camera flashes off the camera.

Wireless radio flash triggers.

RadioPopper.

Quantum Free X-Wire.

Pocket Wizards Mini & Flex.

Batteries, batteries, batteries.

Studio lighting.

Light modifiers.

Flash Diffusers.

Other Diffusers.

Soft boxes.

Snoots, Barn Doors and Honeycombs.

Gels and fi lters.

Basic lighting starter kit.

My kit-bag.

List of gear.

Chapter 5: Getting the most from your lighting kit.

Know your equipment.

Camera modes.

Working with manual modes.

Aperture and Shutter priority modes.

Aperture priority (Av).

Shutter priority (Tv).

Flash modes.

E-TTL.

Automatic.

Manual.

A deeper understanding: How a flash works.

High speed fl ash sync (FP).

Rear curtain sync.

Chapter 6: Controlling the light.

Simple techniques with a single strobe.

Direct flas.

Bounce flash.

Fill flash.

Taking the flash off-camera.

Controlling multiple flashes.

Positioning multiple flashes.

Controlling brightness.

Modifying your flashes.

The importance of light modifiers.

Dealing with mixed light sources.

Temperature-balancing your flashes.

What if there are three light sources?

Mismatched color temperatures? Use them creatively!

Make the backgrounds work for you!

Photographing Groups.

Smaller groups.

Chapter 7: Creative Lighting.

Colored Light.

Long exposures and flash.

Rear Curtain Sync.

Ganging strobes.

High speed sync.

Creating light patterns.

Chapter 8: Traveling Light.

What's in your bag?

Picking your equipment.

Get creative with your lighting accessories.

Getting the best from unknown locations.

Preparing for the unexpected.

Dealing with the elements.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Websites worth visiting.

Recommended websites.

Equipment manufacturers.

Radio triggers.

Flashes.

Camera Bags.

Light Modifiers.

Light Stands.

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    A must have for any photographer!

    I have been waiting for Bob Davis to write a book which provides professional, or aspiring professional photographers a more in-depth look into his creative mind. Mr. Davis is a Canon Explorer of Light, which one can only dream to achieve in the photography industry.

    Having this expertise in the field of lighting and that he is sharing it with his/her readers is a blessing. This book shows images that Bob imagines in his minds eye and how he created them. Not only the positions he uses, but the equipment and setup that he uses to achieve it. Even though us photographers won't use the "exact" setup, it gets the creative juices flowing in your mind.

    The way he writes is easy to understand and each and every pages is filled with remarkable images one can wait to go out and try for themselves, putting his/her own artistic twist on it.

    I'm not all the way through the book yet, but what I have learned in only two chapters was well worth the money. This is definitely one of the "must haves" for anyone wanting to take their photography to the next level.

    Thank you Mr. Davis!

    John Naccarato
    Naccarato Photography

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2010

    A Must Read

    This book is a must read for anyone who wants to improve their photo taking techniques especially if you can not make one of Robert Davis worhshops. Information imparted in this book worth much more that its cost.

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