Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography

Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography

by Norman Phillips
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Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography by Norman Phillips

Photographers learn from a master the impact and drama that can be created through the precise creation of low key portraits-portraits in which the tonal range is primarily dark. While the low key technique lends a classic, artistic, subdued mood to images that may seem relaxed and effortless, creating this style presents significant challenges for the photographer, all of which are addressed in this book. Guidelines for selecting the best lighting equipment and light modifiers for efficiently creating low key portraits are detailed, as are the most effective techniques for measuring the light in the scene for correct exposure. Photographers of all levels learn to consider the impact of creating images in a controlled key.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608953769
Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Norman Phillips is the recipient of more than 150 awards, including the Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Excellence in Recognition of Contribution to the Industry. He is the author of Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait Photography, as well as a regular contributor to Rangefinder. He lives in Highland Park, Illinois.

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Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Norman Philips is a well known portrait photographer. I now have 17 Nook books about photography, many of which are about portraits. This book is one of the best when it comes to information. Shooting low key for Philips is not just a matter of making the scene darker. He uses equipment that I never considered and cautions about camera settings. I plan to shoot low key just as Philips recommends. It is important to have your own style, but for technique, this book offers the information that I need.