Softbox Lighting Techniques: For Professional Photographers

Softbox Lighting Techniques: For Professional Photographers

by Stephen Dantzig
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Amherst Media, Incorporated
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Softbox Lighting Techniques: For Professional Photographers

Softboxes—specialized photographic lighting devices that produce a flattering and soft, low-contrast look—are the main focus of this resource for photographers. Professional and amateur photographers alike will be able to apply the thorough explanations on the simple, yet highly effective, light- and shadow-altering methodologies found in this guidebook to any subject matter in portrait, fashion, and editorial images. Additional chapters cover the use of softboxes in partnership with other light sources, including sunlight and various types of studio lighting treatments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584282020
Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     5
Foreword     7
Preface     9
Introduction     11
The Characteristics of Light     22
Quantity of Light     22
Quality of Light     26
Color Temperature     28
The Additive Nature of Light     29
Introduction to Softboxes     31
How They Work     31
Why Use Them?     32
How to Use Them     32
Size Matters     37
Halos     39
StripDomes     42
Scrims     45
Circlemasks     45
Louvers     45
StripMasks     47
Parabolic Reflectors     48
Grids     49
Reflectors     49
Using Softboxes and Accessories     50
Portraits     50
Fashion and Glamour Images     58
Combining Light Sources     72
Glamour Photography     86
Advanced Topics     93
Beauty Lighting     93
Playing with Color Temperature     98
Other Applications: Products and Interiors     99
Lighting on Location     105
Index     123

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Softbox Lighting Techniques: For Professional Photographers 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The conversion of this book to an E-book leaves a lot to be desired.  The pictures and graphs are very small and I can not enlarge them on my nook HD.  The pictures are smaller than my thumb and one of the charts was illegible.  Converting to an e-book has thrown all the text references off.  I'll be reading on page20 and be getting references to pages 60 and 61.  If you are considering this you should probably spend the extra money and get a hard paper book. The content is adequate.  I'm a casual photographer and could understand it fairly easily.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. I like his style and techniques. Simple and easy.