Light Science and Magic 4/e

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Elsevier Science, Oct 1, 2011 - Photography - 352 pages
4 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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Review: Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

User Review  - Sambrewer - Goodreads

One of the very few text books I've read cover to cover and thoroughly enjoyed. It is an eye opening introduction for anyone looking to learn the framework of photographic lighting techniques. Read full review

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

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

My husband gave me this book because I keep telling him that I only like to shoot photos in natural light. The book is a great text and reference tool, although I found it a bit dense for the amateur ... 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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