Studio Photography and Lighting

Art and Techniques

Author: Christian Hough

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975631

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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This book gives clear, practical advice on how to get creative with and achieve the best from your studio lighting. It explains and demonstrates basic and advanced techniques so you can fully understand how to light a subject and compose a great photograph. Explains lighting and camera techniques and the ideas behind them. Utilizes specific examples and diagrams to illustrate everything from portraits and art-nudes to still life photography. Provides valuable advice on all studio-related equipment and introduces the basics of RAW processing. A clear practical guide to learning about studio photography and working creatively with light to shoot great photographs. Aimed at all photographers - professional and amateur covering the full range - portrait, product advertising, glamour and fashion. Covers lighting and camera techniques and gives advice on all studio-related equipment. Superbly illustrated with 196 colour photographs. Christian Hough is a professional photographer experienced in polished commercial and fine-art nude photographs.

Studio Photography and Lighting

Art and Techniques

Author: Christian Hough

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847974860

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Presents advice on both basic and advanced techniques on studio photography, including camera and lighting techniques, for both portrait and still-life photography.

Creative Lighting

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118084014

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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How to make digital photography lighting more creative—andless challenging! How do you master the art of lighting your photographs? Gobeyond the basics, go beyond the "rules," and get creative with thehelp of renowned photographer Harold Davis. In this book, Haroldshows you how to break the boundaries of conventional wisdom andcreate unique, lively, and beautifully lit photographs. Packed with tips and tricks as well as stunning examples of theauthor’s creativity, this book will both inform and inspireyou to create your own lighting style. Teaches you when and how to control the light in yourphotographs Reviews the basic “rules” of digital photographylighting and shows you how to break the rules to create your ownuniquely lit images Helps you start building a lighting style of your own Includes stunning examples of the author’s photographyand lighting techniques Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned digital photographer,you'll find ideas and techniques to spark your creativity.

Posing and Lighting Techniques for Studio Portrait Photography

Author: J. J. Allen

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781584280316

Category: Photography

Page: 124

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Packed with all the latest ideas and techniques that usually can only be gained from experience or from keeping up-to-date with all the latest literature, this guide to studio portrait photography explains how to get the best results and the lighting techniques required. Also included are details of many special techniques that will show the reader how to select and use special filters, how to take high-impact close-ups, how to handle exposure testing and control and lots more besides. Illustrated with b & w and colour photographs throughout.

Basic Studio Lighting

The Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Techniques

Author: Tony L. Corbell

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 9780817435509

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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As every photographer quickly learns, there’s more to studio lighting than simply learning the equipment. InBasic Studio Lighting, an expert photographer and renowned photography teacher provides nuts-and-bolts guidance for mastering the complexities of one of the most important aspects of making a photograph: proper lighting. Readers will discover surefire tactics for using equipment properly and innovative ways of utilizing color and light to create fabulous effects, as well as getting hands-on practice with exposures, accent lighting, backgrounds, set-ups, and dozens of other studio techniques. Plus, dozens of outstanding color photographs illustrate each technique step by step. Perfect for aspiring photographers and students as well as veterans,Basic Studio Lightingprovides all the theory and practical techniques needed to create professional photos that make an impact. • Hundreds of proven tips and techniques from an expert in the field • A hot topic for every photographer • Over 150 outstanding photos with step-by-step instructions make mastering these techniques easy

Studio Lighting Solutions

Expert Professional Techniques for Artistic and Commercial Success

Author: Jack Neubart

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Twenty-five well-respected photographers share their secrets for successful lighting strategies, presenting more than sixty actual projects with step-by-step instructions designed to teach basic techniques and styles. Original.

Studio Lighting Unplugged

Small Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers

Author: Rod Deutschmann,Robin Deutschmann

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608952711

Category: Photography

Page: 157

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This lighting manual shows that successful studio photography does not require a warehouse-sized space brimming with expensive lights, Hollywood-style facades, and a half-dozen assistants making the client lattes. Rather, this guide shows photographers how to create studio lighting effects that range from clean and classic to highly complex and use a garage, spare bedroom, or even a backyard as their “studio.” The simple setups show that one to three small, inexpensive electronic flash units—along with budget-friendly stands, communication systems, and some do-it-yourself light modifiers—can be combined to create brilliant studio-quality images without the studio. Numerous sample shoots and plans provide clear instructions for taking control of any environment to create spectacular images.

Food Photography & Lighting

A Commercial Photographer's Guide to Creating Irresistible Images

Author: Teri Campbell

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133066703

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography how-tos, it’s tempting to think that anyone can photograph food, but it’s another thing entirely to shoot for a tight ad layout with the pressure of your client watching over your shoulder. Commercial food photographer Teri Campbell has been called a “lighting master,” and in this beautifully illustrated book, he not only shares his detailed lighting set-ups and shooting techniques for a wide range of food and drink shots, but also offers candid advice on how to set up a studio, use the right equipment, market your work, find clients, bid on assignments, hire food and prop stylists, and communicate effectively with everyone on the set. Campbell shares his expertise on dozens of commercial assignments–from shooting beignets on location in New Orleans, to creating perfect ice tea pours, to photographing beans on real flames in his studio. Learn how he creates dynamic compositions, uses studio strobes, and arranges light diffusers, reflectors, fill cards, and mirrors, to create the perfect capture. Campbell also discusses his post-processing techniques in Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop to create images that are irresistible. This guide for intermediate and advanced users provides the insider details to help you expand your photography skills or turn your passion for food and images into a professional career.

Portrait Lighting for Digital Photographers

The Basics and Beyond

Author: Stephen Dantzig

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1584284366

Category: Photography

Page: 124

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The fundamentals of exposure and the essentials of lighting are explored in this photography reference that uses progressive images from portrait sessions as its basis of explanation. Starting with how light is perceived differently by the camera than the human eye, this resource clarifies the more complicated laws that govern light, breaking the rules down with clear, effective examples. Various light sources are investigated—from simple sunlight to advanced professional and studio systems—as well as the types of lighting units used at different times during the sessions. By adding or modifying one light at a time, a sequence of images shows how the desired effect was achieved, offering photographers step-by-step troubleshooting tips. Concise text paired with photo examples offer any portrait photographer the techniques needed to create perfectly lit images.

Essential Elements of Portrait Photography

Lighting and Posing Techniques to Make Everyone Look Their Best

Author: Bill Israelson

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608957535

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Creating an idealized image of a subject is a portrait photographer's job. However, the approach is not quite formulaic. From one subject to the next and one day to the next, there are different goals and scenarios—on Monday, you may be tasked with photographing your subjects under cloudy skies on a beach; on Tuesday, you may need want to downplay your client's wide hips in the studio; on Wednesday, you may want to create dramatic lighting for an actor's portfolio—on-stage. Every day, there is a unique challenge to meet, often under varying conditions. So, how do you make a magically good portrait during every shoot? In this book, Bill Israelson shows you how to tackle the problem of creating a great portrait of your every client. Beginning with a discussion on equipment essentials, breaking the discussion into two topics—gear for studio work and portable equipment for location work. Next, you'll learn simple posing strategies for making women, men, kids, and groups looks their best in any presentation. You'll learn how to position the body from head to toe to maximize assets and downplay common problem areas. Lighting is the backbone of every image. In the studio, you have complete control over every facet of the lighting—from its hardness or softness to its color temperature and direction. On location, the basic principles of good lighting still apply—but the quality and quantity of light is subject to change. Israelson shows you how to harness the available light and supplement it when needed to create saleable images every time. With straightforward, jargon-free text and a wide range of image examples, this book will help you quickly learn how to improve your portrait results to create client-pleasing portraits every time.

Creative Lighting Techniques for Studio Photographers

Author: Dave Montizambert

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781584280934

Category: Photography

Page: 124

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This definitive guide to studio lighting explains and demonstrates universal lighting principles that help photographers to think on their feet and master lighting theory and technique. Explained are essential concepts such as why light behaves the way it does and how to manipulate it to its best effect. Concrete, practical examples illustrate topics such as shooting light, dark, and reflective surfaces; mastering contrast control; modifying shadow formation to effectively shape mid- and light-coloured objects; creating definition in black objects; and using Photoshop to fine-tune subjects. Instruction is also provided on creating simulated sunlight, painting with light, using softening filters, and lighting subjects in motion. Compelling photographs and numerous lighting diagrams are included.

The Art of Photographic Lighting

Author: Eib Eibelshaeuser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933952758

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 330

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It is essential that every photographer who is serious about their craft have a firm understanding of the properties of light, because light is more than just illumination. In this book you will learn how light and shadow can be used to compose photographs. Example images and diagrams illustrate lighting concepts and demonstrate how different sources of light affect a subject. Photographers of all levels are bound to improve their skills and cultivate a new appreciation for light design as they discover how to successfully use a variety of lighting tools. Topics include: Use of light in classic paintings Perception and design principles Light sources and shadow design Directional lighting Lighting design principles History of photographic lighting design Post-exposure techniques

Cheap Tricks

Ingenious Lighting and Shooting Ideas for Studio Photography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1682030148

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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What do a dog leash, shower curtains, and mylar gift wrap have in common? They—along with countless other surprising everyday objects—can all be used to construct implements that will help you build your arsenal of photographic tools and accessories without breaking your budget. In this book, seasoned author, lecturer, and commercial and portrait photographer Christopher Grey shows you how to construct a host of light modifiers, from diffusers to gobos to reflectors, to snoots, to cookies; repurpose multiple elements as high-style backdrops and even build some fabulous accessories—from a lens stabilizer for low-light shots (this is where that dog leash will come in handy) to light tents for small product shots. The “hacks” in this book will inspire you to get to work, and they will amp up your creativity, but there’s more. Grey shares his secrets for using your existing lighting equipment to create exquisite effects.

Studio Lighting Anywhere

The Digital Photographer's Guide to Lighting on Location and in Small Spaces

Author: Joe Farace

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781608952984

Category: Photography

Page: 126

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Offers advice on creating a functional space for studio photography in any type of space and describes lighting techniques to produce studio-quality images.

Picture Perfect Lighting

An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People

Author: Roberto Valenzuela

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681981068

Category: Photography

Page: 360

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Advanced Studio Lighting Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers

Author: Norman Phillips

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608953475

Category: Photography

Page: 127

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Portraiture tends to rely on standardized, established lighting techniques, but most photographers know that subscribing to traditional methods does not always flatter every subject. The techniques collected in this guide will heighten the senses of mystery and drama in a digital photographer's work by enhancing shape and contrast, keeping images fashionable and appealing with less reliance on natural light, and illuminating a subject's eyes without producing catchlights. In this manner, textbook lighting setups can act as a springboard to creating personal and artistic high-quality portraits featuring new, radically-altered lighting effects. Multiple series of before-and-after photos comprehensively illustrate how to utilize these new methods to create emotion-evoking works of art that do more than simply capture the likeness of a subject

Secrets of Lighting on Location

A Photographer's Guide to Professional Lighting Techniques

Author: Bob Krist

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Solutions to the serious photographer s biggest challenge--on-site lighting dilemmas--are fully revealed and diagrammed in this book, illustrated with exciting assignment shots from locations around the world. On-location lighting is a subspecialty of one of the best-selling subjects in photography--professional lighting. Secrets of Lighting on Location is the first illustrated how-to book to address the topic using beautiful before-and-after photos from the real assignment shoots of well-known photographers. The photos are enough to make almost any photographer pick up the book, but the myriad specifications for problem solving and the resource guide at the end give reason to buy it. Included are light ratios, flash set-up formulas, and clues for using incandescent and quartz lights, umbrellas, soft boxes, light panels, and fiber optics. Presented in an easy-reference format, the book will invite readers to refer to it again and again. With the techniques in Secrets, commercial photographers can transform even the most difficult glamour-shooting environment through the creative and knowledgeable manipulation of light. How to modify and correct nearly all types of problem light sources with filters, reflectors, and diffusers is shown, plus examples of how several professionals solved lighting problems they've encountered themselves. Bob Krist, assignment photographer for many magazines, including National Geographic and Travel & Leisure, runs his own stock agency and is the author of Caribbean (Graphic Arts, 1991). He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Lighting Techniques for Photographing Model Portfolios

Strategies for Digital Photographers

Author: Billy Pegram

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1584284153

Category: Photography

Page: 126

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Detailed discussions and eye-catching, dynamic images show photographers how to masterfully create beautifully illuminated models in this professional, informative resource. With an endless array of looks for all types of models—such as nude, athletic, advertising, hand, leg, and plus size—this manual is packed with inspiration as well as technical advice. Start-to-finish analyses of real-life sessions help photographers take the guesswork out of lighting and avoid common mistakes. Whether enhancing a product with the model or showcasing the model with the photograph, these tips illustrate how to meet objectives through artistry and skill.

The Dramatic Portrait

The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow

Author: Chris Knight

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982161

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Without light, there is no photograph. As almost every photographer knows, the word “photograph” has its roots in two Greek words that, together, mean “drawing with light.” But what is less commonly acknowledged and understood is the role that shadow plays in creating striking, expressive imagery, especially in portraiture. It is through deft, nuanced use of both light and shadow that you can move beyond shooting simply ordinary, competent headshots into the realm of creating dramatic portraiture that can so powerfully convey a subject’s inner essence, communicate a personal narrative, and express your photographic vision.

In The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow, Chris Knight addresses portraiture with a unique approach to both light and shadow that allows you to improve and elevate your own portraiture. He begins with the history of portraiture, from the early work of Egyptians and Greeks to the sublime treatment of light and subject by artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Chris then dives into a deep, hands-on exploration of light, shadow, and portraiture, offering numerous lessons and takeaways. He covers:

    • The qualities of light: hard, soft, and the spectrum in between
    • The relationships between light, subject, and background, and how to control them
    • Lighting patterns such as Paramount, Rembrandt, loop, and split
    • Lighting ratios and how they affect contrast in your image
    • Equipment: from big and small modifiers to grids, snoots, barn doors, flags, and gels
    • Multiple setups for portrait shoots, including those that utilize one, two, and three lights
    • How color contributes to drama and mood, eliciting an emotional response from the viewer
    • How to approach styling your portrait, from wardrobe to background
    • The post-processing workflow, including developing the RAW file, maximizing contrast, color grading, retouching, and dodging and burning for heightened drama and effect
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    • How all of these elements culminate to help you define your personal style and create your own narrative