Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
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.
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Light--science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
Fil Hunter,Steven Biver,Paul Fuqua
Limited preview - 2007
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