Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light

Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light

by Ibarionex Perello

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Light. It's the most transformative tool at any photographer’s disposal. Whether the lens is turned to people, wildlife, or landscape, the creative use of light is often the difference between a snapshot and a powerful photograph. In Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light, renowned photographer, writer, and educator Ibarionex Perello shares his unique insights for partnering with natural light to create evocative digital images. He brings his palpable passion and personal approach rooted in decades of experience, and reveals his honed techniques for controlling focus, exposure, white balance, and sharpness to create beautiful and impactful photographs. In an industry so obsessed with gear, this book bridges the gap between the technical and the creative and returns to a personal, inspirational narrative about perceiving and photographing light.

This book will enlighten photographers of all levels about

• the elements of exposure, metering, and ISO
• light’s impact on color and controlling color balance
• combining brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and pattern enhancing portraits with available lighting
• direction and quality of sunlight and shooting in rural and urban landscapes
• the power of light in black and white

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132575539
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Series: Voices That Matter
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 99998
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Ibarionex Perello is a freelance photographer and writer. His articles appear in numerous magazines including Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, and Outdoor Photographer. He is the host and producer of the popular podcast The Candid Frame. He is also an instructor of photography at and an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design. Images and info at and

Table of Contents

chapter 1
Beginning to See
chapter 2
The Elements of Exposure
chapter 3
The Camera, the Exposure, and You
chapter 4
The Color of Light: White Balance
chapter 5
Building Visually
chapter 6
Light and the Portrait
chapter 7
Light and the Small Details
chapter 8
Light and the Natural Landscape
chapter 9
Light and the Urban Landscape
chapter 10
Light and Black-and-White
chapter 11
Wrangling the Light
chapter 12
The Transformative Power of Light

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Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ShawnM More than 1 year ago
Here it is short and sweet: 90% of the photography instruction books on the shelf at the book store are useless and a complete waste of money. Why? I don't need the author to insult my artistic intelligence by telling me which lens to use, or what an aperture is. You learn those on DAY 1 of your 9th grade photography course in high school. Teach me something! Well, Chasing the Light does just that- it teaches you about THEE most important aspect of photography, which is light! I'm not going to critique this book chapter by chapter. Just give it a try and you will see and hopefully learn about light and why knowledge of how to use light is CRITICAL to good photography. Ibarionex Perello is not only a great photographer, but he has written a wonderful and useful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago