Still Life and Special Effects Photography: A Guide to Professional Lighting Techniques

Still Life and Special Effects Photography: A Guide to Professional Lighting Techniques

by Roger Hicks, Frances Schultz
     
 

ISBN-10: 2880466601

ISBN-13: 9782880466602

Pub. Date: 10/19/2002

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

"Studio-based still life photography is amongst the most challenging of subjects for the photographer. It's a genre which demands a high level of compositional skill and a mastery of lighting techniques. Here, over 40 professional still life photographers share their secrets and reveal the precise lighting arrangements behind some of their most successful shots. By…  See more details below

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"Studio-based still life photography is amongst the most challenging of subjects for the photographer. It's a genre which demands a high level of compositional skill and a mastery of lighting techniques. Here, over 40 professional still life photographers share their secrets and reveal the precise lighting arrangements behind some of their most successful shots. By copying some of these tried and tested setups novices to the studio will be able to create great lighting with the minimum of effort. More experienced photographers can benefit, by adapting the setups for their own needs - and of course there's always a few new tricks worth borrowing." Once the basics have been mastered, readers can move on to the second section of the book, which explains how to create convincing, studio-based special effects. Everything from mounting a light on a revolving set, to projecting an image onto a subject to change its appearance, to creating the effect of a starlit sky is explained in an easy to follow way. Montage, superimposition, room sets and digital imaging effects are just a few of the techniques covered - along, of course, with the lighting set-up for each image.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782880466602
Publisher:
Rockport Publishers
Publication date:
10/19/2002
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

How To Use This Book6
Glossary of Lighting Terms8
Sect. 1Still Life12
Ch. 1Inspired by Objects16
Ch. 2Deceptive Simplicity34
Ch. 3Found Images and Abstractions56
Ch. 4Form, Colour and Texture74
Ch. 5Still Life with Food92
Ch. 6Commercial Considerations114
Ch. 7Exploring Concepts134
Sect. 2Special Effects152
Ch. 8Lighting Sequences156
Ch. 9Photographic Superimposition170
Ch. 10Materials and Techniques186
Ch. 11Sets and Models204
Ch. 12Artwork228
Ch. 13Electronic Image Manipulation244
Ch. 14The Unexpected262
Ch. 15Directory of Photographers278
Acknowledgements288

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