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

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.

Digital Photography Expert

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 1579905269
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Photography

Instructive text and images of major tools and equipment make this comprehensive resource essential to every digital photographer's library. With it, they can master both the technical and creative aspects of lighting through a combination of traditional photographic skills and the limitless possibilities of digital technology. Three-hundred-and-fifty photographs--including before and after shots--and expert information demonstrate the key techniques. The full spectrum of light, and how the camera measures it, is explained, along with advice on achieving color accuracy. Photographers can experiment with natural light, bright or dim; explore frontal versus side lighting; and see what can be done indoors using window techniques, tungsten light, flash, candlelight, and post-production techniques. Here's how to make the most out of built-in and portable flashes, fluorescent and studio lights, diffusion, and every possible aspect of photographic lighting.

Creative Portraits

Author: Harold Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118076184
Release Date: 2011-02-16
Genre: Photography

Go beyond the basic rules of photography to capture stunning portraits Portrait photography is a vital topic for photographers of every level of experience, from amateur to professional. Written by renowned photographer Harold Davis, this inspirational book encourages you to define our own photographic style and capture stunning, creative, and unique portraits. You'll discover tips and techniques for "breaking the rules" of basic digital photography so that you can go beyond the fundamentals such as composition, lighting, and exposure in order to create memorable and incomparable portraits. Explores the most common subject of most photographers-people-and explains when, why, and how to forgo the fundamentals to capture memorable portraits Encourages you to define your own unique photographic style and offers information and inspiration to help you do so Delves into a variety of creative techniques that you can use when exploring ways to take lively and stunning portraits Illustrated with Harold Davis's striking portrait photography, Creative Portraits will both inform and inspire you.

Digitale Portr tfotografie f r Dummies

Author: Doug Sahlin
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 3527706666
Release Date: 2010-11-23
Genre: Photography

Porträts zählen zu den beliebtesten Motiven bei Fotografen. Doug Sahlin macht Sie mit diesem Buch fit für die Porträtfotografie. Lernen Sie, wie Sie ein Porträtfoto aufbauen und welche Einstellungen Sie an Ihrer Kamera vornehmen müssen. Der Autor zeigt, welche Fotoausrüstung Sie benötigen, von der Kamera über Filter bis zum Scheinwerfer, wie Sie Fotos richtig ausleuchten und wie Sie die Fotos nachträglich am Computer bearbeiten. Außerdem finden Sie viele Tipps dazu, was es bei Porträts von Kindern, Gruppen oder Tieren zu beachten gilt und wie Sie den Hintergrund für Ihr Porträtfoto wählen. Der Schwerpunkt dieses Buches liegt auf der Digitalfotografie, die Tipps zum Fotografieren von Porträts lassen sich aber auch auf die Analogfotografie umsetzen.

Christopher Grey s Vintage Lighting

Author: Christopher Grey
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 1608952215
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Photography

As photography grew as an art form, so did the technology that backed it up. In particular, lighting styles changed to reflect both the advancing technology and the changing social mores of each decade. As fashion and society changed, so did photography. Moving from the 1910s to the 1960s, Christopher Grey walks readers step-by-step through several shoots designed to emulate the lighting styles of each period, providing practical guidance as well as a history of portrait photography.

The Photography Bible

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781781572160
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Photography

Designed by expert professional Michael Freeman, this complete course will let you take exceptional photos and develop a deeper understanding of what makes a great photo work. Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of collective learning, in-depth lessons are punctuated by shooting challenges, encouraging you to get out and practice your new skills. Start by taking creative control of your images, learning the science behind exposure, getting comfortable with the full range of camera controls, and leaving Auto mode behind. Next, learn to read the light itself and capture consistently high-quality images even in the most difficult lighting conditions. Then take a step back and develop your photographic eye to recognize potential design and compositional choices, making the most of stunning scenes as they occur. Once you get back to your computer, wrap it up with a complete overview of the most important digital-editing techniques, cutting through the clutter and honing in on the tools and workflows that are relevant to your own photographic style. By the end of this course you will understand the principles of photography, you’ll know what makes a successful photograph, and you’ll have the skills to take excellent photos yourself.

Lighting Digital Field Guide

Author: Brian McLernon
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 1118003950
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Photography

Essential lighting guide for users of compact cameras and dSLRs One of the most important aspects of photography is lighting, but getting the lighting right is tricky. When should you use flash? Are a camera’s automatic settings dependable? Should you use reflectors or diffusers and where do you place them? This handy, portable reference will show you when, where, and how to create and capture perfect light, every time. The book includes a color checker card to help you maintain true color, as well as examples of stunningly-lit photos of people, wildlife, and landscapes to inspire you. Walks you through the essentials of lighting for digital photography Helps beginning and intermediate photographers leave the safety of automatic settings and confidently control lighting themselves Shows how to evaluate natural light, decide when to use flash, and how and when to use diffusers or reflectors Includes a tear-out color checker card to help you maintain true color in your photographs Comes in the handy, portable Digital Field Guides size, perfect for camera bags Create and capture the perfect lighting every time, with Lighting Digital Field Guide!

Creative Landscapes

Author: Harold Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118098331
Release Date: 2011-06-17
Genre: Photography

Capture the beauty of the world around you with this professional advice Landscape photography inspires millions of photographers. If you're one of them, you'll find new insight into landscape photography in this book by professional photographer Harold Davis, as well as tips, tricks, and technical advice to help you improve the quality of your photos. You'll learn to use lighting and composition creatively, choose and use appropriate equipment, look at your subject matter in a new way, and even when to break the rules in order to capture the best image of all. Illustrated with the author's own spectacular landscape photos. Landscape photography intrigues and inspires photographers, but there is more to getting great landscape photos than many photographers expect Professional photographer Harold Davis teaches tricks and techniques that will enhance your skills Explains how to approach the subject creatively, choose and use appropriate equipment, and refine photographic technique to create spectacular landscape shots Looks at how lighting, texture, and composition affect landscape imagery Lavishly illustrated with the author's own photos Landscapes have long been a popular photographic subject; this book helps you advance your skills as a landscape photographer.

Digital Photography Essential Skills

Author: Mark Galer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136101502
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Photography

Looking to take your photography to the next level? Need guidance on the basics, from choosing cameras to perfecting capture, managing files, editing images and developing a creative, critical eye? Packed with quality images to inspire and enthuse, Digital Photography: Essential Skills takes a refreshingly practical, focused approach to cover exactly what you need to know develop a creative, competent style and a seamless photography workflow. As a working photographer and teaching lecturer, Mark Galer is the perfect guide to take you through the skills and knowledge needed to take fantastic images. Now updated to cover file management and editing in Lightroom, Adobe's popular workflow software, for a stream-lined process from capture to output.

Lighting for Glamour Photography

Author: Duncan Evans
Publisher: Amphoto
ISBN: 0817442324
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Photography

In this instructional guidebook, photographers learn how to analyze light and take high-quality glamour photographs, with diagrams explaining how shots are set up, enabling photographers to choose the right equipment, set up their shots, and get results. Original.