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Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography [NOOK Book]

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Packed with incredible images and step-by-step techniques, this book is a must have for commercial, wedding, and portrait photographers working on location who want to maximize their time behind the camera and minimize their time spent hauling cumbersome lighting equipment. The tips show how to select easily portable and versatile equipment for location shoots, cutting down on the packing and porting of expensive equipment. With techniques and information on the latest technology—including battery-powered ...
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Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography

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Overview


Packed with incredible images and step-by-step techniques, this book is a must have for commercial, wedding, and portrait photographers working on location who want to maximize their time behind the camera and minimize their time spent hauling cumbersome lighting equipment. The tips show how to select easily portable and versatile equipment for location shoots, cutting down on the packing and porting of expensive equipment. With techniques and information on the latest technology—including battery-powered flashes and accessories—this reference shows photographers how to work with smaller and lighter-weight lighting equipment without sacrificing quality. Whether shooting portraits, landscapes, or interiors, whether indoors or out, photographers will embrace the portable approach offered in this valuable resource.
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Editorial Reviews

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

"Pure gold, showing real solutions to real lighting situations and along the way creating some of the most natural-looking on-location portraits."  —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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608951796
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Pro Photo Workshop
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 894,088
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author


Kirk Tuck is a former photography professor and creative director of an advertising firm who currently works as a freelance photographer with clients such as IBM, Dell Computer, Motorola, Elle magazine, and Time Warner. He was chosen as the 2008 chapter president for the Austin/San Antonio American Society of Media Photographers. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    Really Understand Studio Lighting

    MANY 'lighting books' today offer little more than a handful of generic 'tips' or formulaic 'recipes' for lighting your photography. This book is not one of those. While the first half of this book can feel a little lengthy and possibly too descriptive at times - it really does thouroughly prepare you to take full advantage of the rest of the book! Geared more toward the amateur who is thinking of starting a business, it's a great book for anyone who needs to feel a little more confident with their ability to set-up and control artificial photo lighting with great results. It's written like a good friend giving yiuadvice to start your photo business correctly, it reads quickly and is very easy to comprehend and remember. By the time you finish (for me was 2 days) you will forget about all the new, fancy 'toys' out there; you'll start looking to buy a good light meter; and you will start looking at all sorts of everyday things as a possible light-modifier for your studio! Not to mention, you will feel ready and eager to find subjects to try all your new ideas on! Highly recommended read for anyone starting out or needs a boost of creativity and confidence!

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Minimalist Lighting is Among the Best Professional References Out

    Minimalist Lighting, by Kirk Tuck, is one of the best books to purchase if you have decided on designing a completely portable studio, or location studio, and need excellent, comprehensive guidance in implementing the concept of a mobile, portable studio. Mr. Tuck is a brilliant mentor for us.

    His book is well designed itself, offering relevant information, plenty of clear examples of lighting setups and environmental composition, a thourough compendium of equipment and accessories, and several very good case studies for using the minimalist philosophy to which his book is dedicated. Even though, I found a couple of inconsistencies between the text descriptions of a couple of case studies and the description in the figures, overall I cannot praise Mr. Tuck's effort enough. I found this book just when I had decided use a minimalist's approach, and regard it as a 'Bible'!

    I recommend this book to any and everyone serious about professional photography and enjoying the unlimited possibilities digital photography offers.

    Gary Robinson
    Professional Photographer
    West Palm Beach, FL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2009

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    This is the portable Strobist.com. And it's great!!!

    This book explores a methodology of photography that shuns the big, heavy and expensive lights and gear that used to be part of professional photography and replaces it with small, battery powered flashes and smart techniques. The images are straightforward and wonderfully diagrammed. You could learn the equivalent of a one year college course in photography from this book. I highly recommend it and I carry around a copy for reference all the time.

    If you are looking for a low powered "How to light a senior portrait book" Look elsewhere. If you want to see how a pro handles lighting for corporate clients then this one is for you!

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