Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book "lowbudgetshooting" won him the prestigeous Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion.
Low Budget Shooting: Do It Yourself Solutions to Professional Photo Gearby Cyrill Harnischmacher
The serious amateur photographer often faces the problem that even after all the dollars spent on camera, lenses, computer gear, and software, the spending never seems to end. More gear is needed for studio photography, tabletop photography, flash photography, and for accessories here and there. And in many cases, the right accessories are not even available. That
The serious amateur photographer often faces the problem that even after all the dollars spent on camera, lenses, computer gear, and software, the spending never seems to end. More gear is needed for studio photography, tabletop photography, flash photography, and for accessories here and there. And in many cases, the right accessories are not even available. That is where this book comes in. Low Budget Shooting is the one-stop source where you will find instructions and a shopping list on how to build an array of useful and inexpensive photographic tools.
Filled with full-color images and easy-to-follow text, this book shows how to build essential lighting and studio equipment; how to make the perfect light-table for shooting small objects; and how to build reflectors, soft-boxes, and light-tents that really work. It also tells where to get some of the little helpers that make a photographer's life so much easier. This clever little book is a creative and valuable resource for most any photographer.
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Photography has been one of my hobbies for over 55 years. Low Budget Shooting, written by Cherill Harnischmacher, and published by Rocky Nook, is one of the most unique photography books I have ever seen. It adds a perspective to one aspect of photography that is indeed eye-opening. The whole subject of the book is about using and balancing light sources in a studio for near close-up and tabletop photography. It illustrates how you can, with very common and readily available materials and tools, construct very functional light management devices for a fraction of the cost of buying ready-made equipment. Although not everyone will use each device illustrated, this book makes an excellent reference should the need arise. Full color pictures of what using these devices accomplish, along with illustrations showing their construction, make for easy reading and understanding. Lacking drawings and detailed instructions for building the devices is not necessarily a negative the reader, once the concept is understood, is free to tailor the construction to their own needs. With the advent of digital cameras and the general use of personal computers, the quality of ¿snapshots¿ has improved to levels that were reserved for only the serious amateur just a decade ago. This very inexpensive book '$19.95' should be well worth its price for the serious amateur photographer and camera/computer users who want to improve the quality of their pictures.
The author has provided a lot of interesting ideas for making your own studio items such as diffusers and softboxes. In that respect, the book is pretty good. However, be aware that this is only 29 pages. I was disappointed in what I got for $10.99.