Lighting for Digital Photography

Author: Syl Arena
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780133016383
Release Date: 2012-10-07
Genre: Photography

Now that you’ve had your DSLR for a while, are you ready to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It’s all about light! The ability to see, influence, modify, control, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots! In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and bestselling author Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself—how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness—and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights. Follow along with Syl and you will: Learn the basics (and beyond) of light modifiers that make light bigger and softer, such as umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, and diffusion panels Understand how to control and shape the light itself with flags, grids, snoots, and the zoom function on your flash Appreciate the color temperature of light (whether that’s the sun, a light bulb, or a flash), and how to influence it with white balance settings on your camera and colored gels on your flash Learn how to take great pictures across many different genres, from product and still life images, to simple (and not so simple) portraits and group shots With Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only how light behaves—you’ll learn all you need to know to get started on the journey of creating and controlling light in order to make great shots. And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you get great shots at flickr.com/groups/lightingfromsnapshotstogreatshots.

Digital Photography Lighting For Dummies

Author: Dirk Fletcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470887427
Release Date: 2010-10-28
Genre: Photography

Improve your lighting technique to produce better quality photographs Digital Photography Lighting For Dummies features the tools, concepts, and steps you need to give your subjects a high-quality look and feel. Everyone from advanced beginners to aspiring professional photographers will improve their understanding of lighting basics as well as the parts and functions of their camera. Explains the different kinds of lighting that different situations require and guides you through changing the settings on your camera Shows you how to set up equipment to capture the photograph you want with the proper amount of light and shadow Offers information on the latest lighting equipment and accessories Includes techniques and skills used by film photographers like David Bailey, Ansel Adams, and Annie Leibovitz Reach for Digital Photography Lighting For Dummies and take your knowledge of lighting and photography to the next level!

Creative Lighting

Author: Harold Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118084012
Release Date: 2011-09-14
Genre: Photography

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.

Professional Digital Photography

Author: Dave Montizambert
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 1584280816
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

Helping photographers skilled in basic digital imaging take their images to the next level, Montizambert here addresses the latest advances in digital technology, then provides techniques for colour balancing, exposure and monitor calibration. Also discussed are colour printing methods, as well as using Adobe photoshop for such modifications as colour and contrast control, advanced sharpening and professional artistic techniques, including the digital equivalent of light painting!

Just One Flash

Author: Rod Deutschmann
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 1608952509
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Photography

A guide to flash photography using a single flash covers the use of pop-up, external, wired, and wireless flashes for photographs in a variety of settings.

Light and Lighting

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: The Ilex Press Ltd
ISBN: 1904705219
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Photography

Light is the key element in photography - it both creates the image and defines its style. How does light work, both inside and outside the digital camera? What do you need to know about sensitivity, colour temperature, and exposure? Light & Lighting, through exploring the capabilities of digital cameras and the theory of light, helps you put theory into practice and shoot like a pro.

Portrait Lighting for Digital Photographers

Author: Stephen Dantzig
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781584284369
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Photography

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.

Lighting Photo Workshop

Author: Chris Bucher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118079263
Release Date: 2011-05-25
Genre: Photography

A rigorous practical guide to photographic lighting techniques, complete with hands-on assignments Offering digital photographers a complete course in photographic lighting, this book covers everything from using flash systems and studio lights to working outdoors in bright or low-light conditions. Full-color examples show how the right lighting can enhance color, improve contrast, and open the door to new creative possibilities.

Lighting Essentials

Author: Don Giannatti
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608954599
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Photography

The core goal of photography is representing subjects that have depth and texture in a medium that inherently lacks both those qualities, and this book shows the best way to rise to that challenge: through the careful application and capture of lighting. It demonstrates how to accentuate or minimize textures, add or subtract highlights, and create or combat shadows to showcase the subjects in the best way and create the illusion of a third dimension in the images. Exploring techniques for lighting portraits, still-life subjects, nature images, and architectural shots, both studio and location lighting are covered in detail. The book teaches photographers how to study their subjectsÑwith all of the textures, colors, shapes, and surfaces they haveÑthen visualize the image as a finished photograph before the photography actually begins. With chapters that thoroughly cover the science of lighting and visualization, photographers can apply that knowledge and successfully create artful images.

The Practical Guide to Photographic Lighting

Author: Jon Tarrant
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0240515803
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Jon Tarrant offers practical guidance on equipment, guidance on technique and information about some of the underlying theories that apply to photographic lighting. Starting from general principles and progressing through ever more specific details, he leads the reader towards a series of example images that show the application of photographic lighting in a wide variety of different situations. Anyone working with film or digital imaging will find this an essential reference source that is packed with both information and ideas. 'The Practical Guide to Photographic Lighting' is a comprehensive source that is fully illustrated with colour and black and white images which comprise not just final photographs but also intermediate and proof pictures that contributed towards the finished result. Jon Tarrant explains how different effects can be produced, and how to work with light to achieve polished pictures and a stunning range of creative images.

Portrait Photography

Author: Mark Cleghorn
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 157990548X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Photography

This book teaches all the fundamentals of portraiture and has detailed photo sequences showing how to arrange light and lighting accessories. It includes information on creating a wide range of styles, choosing the right equipment, composing the background and placing and positioning the subject for maximum effect.

Flash and Ambient Lighting for Digital Wedding Photography

Author: Mark Chen
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608955015
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Photography

Preparing wedding photographers to navigate these once-in-a-lifetime events, this resource acknowledges the highly emotional clients, shifts in natural lighting, and changes in location that come with the territory. Showcasing countless techniques for shooting with flash by itself, ambient light alone, or a combination of the two, the chapters provide elegant solutions to an array of potential lighting challenges that can surface on the wedding day. Postproduction remedies using Adobe Camera Raw are also included for those occasions when initial exposures prove insufficient. From selecting the right equipment for a versatile yet streamlined wedding-day kit to making smart adjustments to settings, all bases are covered. Numerous before-and-after images are explored, demonstrating common errors and how to avoid them. A wide variety of practical examples from real weddings round out the book, guiding a tour through challenging scenarios, illustrating the remedies devised, and explaining how they were quickly implemented in order to produce successful portraits.

Digital Photography Hacks

Author: Derrick Story
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596006667
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

Presents a collection of tips on digital photography and digital cameras, covering such topics as digital camera attachments, nighttime photography, using a flash, using Adobe Photoshop, and printing photographs.