Digital Photography Lighting For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 28, 2010 - Photography - 368 pages
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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!


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Table ofContentsIntroduction
Lighting Basics
Noticing the Light You Live With
Measuring Light Its All about Metering
Using Exposure Principles and Techniques to Manipulate Light
Using Flashes for Flattering Effects
Manipulating Strobes
Putting your lights in place
Lighting Advanced Subjects
The Typical Event Shooters BagoTricks
Matching the Room withthe Lighting Technique Surveying the scene and gettingyour gear ready
Painting with Light
Correcting and Embellishing Lighting Postproduction
Adding Effects in Postproduction
The Part of Tens

Finding special usesfor reflectors Getting Creative with Other Lighting Tools Using scrims or the screen from your front door
Lighting inthe Studio Evaluating the Surface ofYour Subject
Rooms with a View Lighting Interiors
Ten Aspects of Light to Consider Before You Shoot

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About the author (2010)

Dirk Fletcher is the Chairman of the Photography Programs at Harrington College of Design in Chicago. He started the first completely digital photography curriculum in the Chicago area.

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