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The Photographer's Guide to Light: A Complete Masterclass

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The ability to effectively manipulate light can separate a good photographer from a great one. In this fourth installment of a twelve book series by John Freeman, intermediate photographers can acquire techniques for working with varying degrees and types of light and shade in order to achieve more memorable and dramatic images. Packed with illustrative photos, readers will find expert tips for understanding and successfully manipulating light. Topics such as stroboscopic lighting, mixed lighting, lighting for ...

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Overview

The ability to effectively manipulate light can separate a good photographer from a great one. In this fourth installment of a twelve book series by John Freeman, intermediate photographers can acquire techniques for working with varying degrees and types of light and shade in order to achieve more memorable and dramatic images. Packed with illustrative photos, readers will find expert tips for understanding and successfully manipulating light. Topics such as stroboscopic lighting, mixed lighting, lighting for the body, color balancing films, working in bright sunlight, and achieving varied effects in the studio are all covered. Detailed information on the latest lighting and filtering equipment make this a must have for the photographer looking to bring his or her technique to the next level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843400851
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Photographer's Guide Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
1 The Essentials
Basic Equipment 14
What is Light? 18
Understanding Colour Temperature 22
Lenses 26
Aperture 30
Shutter 34
Exposure 38
Understanding ISO 42
Daylight 44
Tungsten Light 48
Fluorescent Light 52
Continuous Light 54
Flash 56
Mixed Lighting 60
2 The Subjects
Daylight Portraits 66
Available Light Portraits 70
Lighting the Body 74
Landscapes 78
The Weather and Light 82
The Time of Day 86
The Time of Year 90
Lighting Interiors 94
Lighting for Exteriors 98
Lighting for Still Lifes 102
3 Further Techniques
Basic Studio Light 108
Further Studio Light 110
Backlighting 114
Ring Flash 118
Using Fill-in Flash 122
Night Light 126
Using Reflectors 130
Alternative Lighting 134
Stroboscopic Lighting 138
Digital Enhancement 142
High Key 146
Low Key 150
Glossary 154
Index 158
Acknowledgements 160
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