Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Studio Photography

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Overview


Photographers learn how to create amazing photography with this simple, basic, money-saving approach to working in the studio. While exploring available lighting and equipment, this reference tackles the concerns of studio photographers regarding too much gear, not enough space, and a strict budget and offers alternative techniques for photographing subjects. Tips for how to set up a studio in a limited amount of space, what kind of equipment works best for different effects, and finding great tools for budget prices make this a truly comprehensive reference.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a quiet book full of information, but bubbling with the kind of energy that is created when you realize you can do what you thought you couldn't."  —Lighting Essentials.com

"This guide has it all, from studio portraits to product shots and beyond."  —Shutterbug

"I wanted to do a shoot using just the sunlight outside my studio. No electronic flashes, no multiple light sources, and no large studio flashes."  —Kirk Tuck, Studio Photography

"Richly illuminated with location portraits and a few still lifes, and written in a clean down-to-earth style."  —ppmag.com

"The beauty of this book is how much information is packed into 122 pages of content. And yet the information and explanations are deep enough to give the reader an understanding of the subject in order to start experimenting with it."  —robmalgieri.com

"[Minimalist Lighting] is what you need to get you started."  —sacramentoreviewofbooks.com

Robmalgieri.com
The beauty of this book is how much information is packed into 122 pages of content. And yet the information and explanations are deep enough to give the reader an understanding of the subject in order to start experimenting with it.
Shutterbug
This guide has it all, from studio portraits to product shots and beyond.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584282501
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,295,230
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kirk Tuck is an award-winning advertising photographer whose clients include Dell, Elle magazine, IBM, and Motorola. He is the author of Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2009

    This book is the one to get if you want to learn a lot about studio lighting and photos.

    Here's the deal, most photo books read as though a person put a microphone in front of a photographer and asked them about each photograph. The writing in most books by well known pros is stilted and plodding. The big draw is the photos. But you can't learn theory and practice from a bunch of disjointed anecdotes about how the "big name" did it in the old days.... Tuck is first a great and engaging writer and second a very, very good photographer. That's the way you really want the priorities to pan out if you are going to buy a book on a subject. Tuck knows that what you really want to know is why and how to do a lighting style---not some vague story about how a famous photographer had a bad flight and stayed up all night and used a crew of six to light a celebrity at sunrise. I'm sure those stories play well with people who don't really have to do assignments but I'd really like to have this book in front of me if I was getting ready to go out on an assignment! Two of my friends have it pegged. When celebrity photographers "run out of gas" in the market they resort to writing their memoirs. Tuck is not doing that. He's writing the actual owner's manual but in a way that feels almost like a cool novel.

    If you want to learn how to light stuff in the studio, run out and buy this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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