The Practical Guide to Photographic Lighting: For Film and Digital Photography
Jon Tarrant offers practical guidance on equipment, guidance on technique and information about some of the underlying theories that apply to photographic lighting. Starting from general principles and progressing through ever more specific details, he leads the reader towards a series of example images that show the application of photographic lighting in a wide variety of different situations. Anyone working with film or digital imaging will find this an essential reference source that is packed with both information and ideas.
'The Practical Guide to Photographic Lighting' is a comprehensive source that is fully illustrated with colour and black and white images which comprise not just final photographs but also intermediate and proof pictures that contributed towards the finished result. Jon Tarrant explains how different effects can be produced, and how to work with light to achieve polished pictures and a stunning range of creative images.
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