Photographic Lighting Equipment: A Comprehensive Guide for Digital Photographers

Overview


From flashlights and top-of-the-line studio electronic flashes to light stands and battery/inverter packs, this all-encompassing survey evaluates the vast array of lighting and equipment options available to professional photographers. Beginning with a basic history of the role of lighting equipment and the interplay between advances in capture and lighting technologies, the emphasis then shifts to advances made within the past five years that have enabled photographers to consider more low-powered and cost ...
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Overview


From flashlights and top-of-the-line studio electronic flashes to light stands and battery/inverter packs, this all-encompassing survey evaluates the vast array of lighting and equipment options available to professional photographers. Beginning with a basic history of the role of lighting equipment and the interplay between advances in capture and lighting technologies, the emphasis then shifts to advances made within the past five years that have enabled photographers to consider more low-powered and cost effective options than ever before. In addition to identifying the wide range of gear currently on the market—as well as those photographers may devise on their own—this reference examines the pros and cons of the various technologies and provides suggestions for their most practical use. Photographs of the equipment surveyed as well as real-life images created with the different pieces of equipment are interspersed throughout the text. Other helpful hints include tips for maximizing versatility, investment in each piece of equipment, and a “Top-Ten Must-Have List.”
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wonderpedia.wetpaint.com
In this book, acclaimed lighting guru Kirk Tuck helps the reader navigate through the vast array of gear available to professional photographers, giving the knowledge you need to assemble your personal arsenal of lighting equipment.
Shutterbug
Each lesson is highlighted with a selection of sample images and lighting setup diagrams that explain how the lighting equipment was used to achieve the desired effect.
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"In this book, acclaimed lighting guru Kirk Tuck helps the reader navigate through the vast array of gear available to professional photographers, giving the knowledge you need to assemble your personal arsenal of lighting equipment."  —wonderpedia.wetpaint.com

"Each lesson is highlighted with a selection of sample images and lighting setup diagrams that explain how the lighting equipment was used to achieve the desired effect."  —Shutterbug

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584289937
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/26/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Kirk Tuck is a former photography professor and creative director of an advertising firm. He currently works as a freelance photographer with clients such as IBM, Dell Computer, Motorola, "Elle" magazine, Time Warner, and Tivoli Systems. He is the author of "Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography" and "Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Studio""Photography." 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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