Lighting Design for Commercial Portrait Photography: Fashion and Beauty, Lookbooks, Production Stills, Magazine Covers

Lighting Design for Commercial Portrait Photography: Fashion and Beauty, Lookbooks, Production Stills, Magazine Covers

by Jennifer Emery


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ISBN-13: 9781608958955
Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jennifer specializes in lifestyle and commercial photography with a cinematic fashion feel. Professionally she started in photography part-time while pursuing an acting career. Currently Jennifer shoots full time on location and in studio, and occasionally she can be seen in a bit part on TV or Film.

Jennifer is also an Adjunct Photography Instructor at Santa Monica Community College.

She has been featured as a photographer on various Television programs such as: "Battle of the Wedding Planners" TLC Network.

Jennifer's 20 year background in Photography includes: Commercial, Editorial, Fashion, Product, Campaign photography, Headshots, Models, Weddings, Portraits, Celebrity, Corporate Events, Travel and Location Photography, Photojournalism, Marathon and Sports photography, promotional, catalogue, Productions Photography for (commercials, TV & Film), Live Shows, and Special Events.

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Lighting Design for Commercial Portrait Photography: Fashion and Beauty, Lookbooks, Production Stills, Magazine Covers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with practical and easy to understand specific lighting techniques which can be used in a variety of real life shooting situations.  It explains the technique in detail with corresponding images and actual technical info (ISO, lens, metering, etc.) and each set up has a schematic for those of us that are more visual learners.  The set ups and techniques given are easily adaptable to varied situations and handy creative suggestions are given.  More then just lighting, helpful snippets into running an actual photography business are thrown in to sweeten the deal.  Every photographer should have this book as a reference for standard and creative lighting.  Since the techniques are easy and incorporate equipment I already own, I have decided I need to get more creative with lighting in my own professional wedding and event work.  Great book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic! I think that photographers at many different levels can benefit by reading and following the well written instructions in the book. I have worked as a photographers assistant in the past having both positive and negative experiences. I love the way that Jennifer Emery breaks down all aspects of the job.  While lighting is the primary focus, the book also delves into how to act professionally and organize a shoot.  I have seen first hand many technically good photographers who communicate poorly with clients or models.  Leaving a job with only a mediocre pictures as a result of poor organization from the start.  This book gives you clear instructions on how to organize a job before you take your first picture and communicate clearly with everyone involved. And of course set up your lighting to create the exact look you are after.  This will result in a better experience for the client, models and photographer as well as repeat business due to the positive environment that you created!The book has easy to follow lighting diagrams with pictures to demonstrate the results.  After reading the book I have a lot of lighting scenarios to try out and experiment with.  While many photography books can be intimidating if you don't know the jargon this one is not.  It is straightforward letting you know what equipment you need. Breaks the lighting down into repeatable steps.  If you follow the instructions you will be able to re-create each technique that is covered.  Overall I think that my own photographs will improve and have a more professional look to them.  I highly recommend this book!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very readable and enjoyable book! Jennifer makes a potentially complex subject fun and creative and easier to manage. Full of practical advice and tips as well. Highly recommend this book if you need to learn more about lighting or need to get into more complicated techniques.There is something for every level! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a interested in learning a lot about lighting for commercial portrait photography then this book is for you. Whether you are a professional or an amateur this book is comprised of a lot of really good information. Jennifer Emery takes a very straightforward approach and makes a complex subject such as lighting, easy to understand. She even includes a chapter of how to produce a commercial shoot complete with information on working with models, makeup and wardrobe. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jenifer Emery delivers a great guide to studio and location lighting for the beginning and well heeled photographer.  Her vernacular is friendly and easy to understand.  The book contains visual aids that illustrate all of the lighting techniques described.  She not only references tools and equipment, but provides great insight into the art of “production.” This book is a great and compact tool that can be easily referenced in the field and in the studio.