Light Science and Magic 4/e

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Elsevier Science, Oct 1, 2011 - Photography - 352 pages
18 Reviews
This book is renowned for being the book to own to understand lighting!

This is better than all the other how to books on the market which just provide set examples for photographers to follow. Light Science and Magic provides photographers with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. It will show you in-depth how to light the most difficult subjects such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and people.

With more information specific for degital photographers, a brand new chapter on equipment, much more information on location lighting, and more on photographing people, you'll see why this is one of the only recommended books by www.strobist.com.


* THE lighting book for serious photographers
* The only book that covers theory and physics of light
* Full of brand new info, specific to digital photography
* Brand new easy to follow layout
* Loaded with new and inspiring full color photographs

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Best book if you want to understand photography better. - Goodreads
Wonderful book about lighting for photography. - Goodreads
this is THE book on lighting for photography. - Goodreads

Review: Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

User Review  - Martin Fox - Goodreads

One of my 'hobbies' (ok, it used to be a career, but I am old and peacefully retired...) is photography. Naturally, the importance of light in photography cannot be overestimated. While a painter may ... Read full review

Review: Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

User Review  - Brian Tan - Goodreads

One of those reference books that's a must-have for nature photographers. Most of the phenomenon are so rare you will probably not see them ever but of you do you know how it came to be. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Fil Hunter is a highly respected commercial photographer specializing in still life and special effects photographs for advertising and editorial illustration. During a career spanning over three decades, he has worked for such clients as America Online, US News, Time-Life Books, Life Magazine (27 covers), the National Science Foundation, and National Geographic. He has taught photography at the university level and has served as technical consultant on a number of photographic publications. Mr. Hunter has won the Virginia Professional Photographer's Grand Photographic Award three times. He lives in Alexandria, VA.
Paul Fuqua, Virginia, USA, started his own audiovisual production company in 1970. Dedicated to teaching through visuals, he has written and produced educational and training material in a variety of fields, including law, science, and nature. His photography takes him all over the world, but he makes his home in Arlington, VA.
Steven Biver, Virginia, USA, Commercial photographer, former clients include Adobe, Mobil, Newsweek, Black and Decker

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