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Creative lighting techniques for studio photographers
Montizambert, Dave.
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Publication Information:
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, [2000]

Physical Description:
110 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TR573 .M65 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Suitable for both the established studio photographer and for the relative novice, this new work will show the reader how to gain complete control over light and shadow formation and use it to create outstanding photographs. Designed to strike a balance between lighting theory and methodology, the book teaches the universal principles and then backs them up with applications. Includes over 100 B & W and colour photographs.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Section 1 Fundamental Conceptsp. 7
Contrastp. 7
Areas of Illuminationp. 8
Confusion and Chaosp. 11
Diffused Valuep. 14
Section 2 Forming with Shadowp. 17
Shadowp. 17
Glamour Lighting with a Dramatic Edgep. 19
A Panel Discussionp. 25
Shadow Edge Transferp. 26
Size of Light Sourcep. 27
Distance of Light Sourcep. 29
Obstruction Distancep. 34
Try it Outp. 36
Motion of Sourcep. 39
Controlling Shadow Formationp. 42
Shadow Contrastp. 44
Distance of the Main Light to the Subjectp. 46
Main Light Distance (to Subject) to Ambient Ratiop. 50
It's the Law: The Law of Perspectivep. 53
Efficiency of Ambient Sourcep. 53
Distance of the Ambient Source to Subjectp. 57
Simulated Sunlightp. 60
A Scary Thoughtp. 66
Section 3 Lighting with Specular Energyp. 67
Specularp. 67
Shooting Beer/Painting with Lightp. 69
Light Painting 101p. 75
Specular Edge Transferp. 78
Surface Efficiencyp. 78
Depth of Fieldp. 80
Floating Sonysp. 80
Camera F-Stopp. 82
Incident Distancep. 83
Reflective Distancep. 84
Reproduction Size and Wrinklesp. 84
Motion of Sourcep. 86
Distance of Origin to Diffusion Sourcep. 88
Specular Contrastp. 93
Size of Light Sourcep. 93
Pre-Touching: Motion of Source to Soften Specular Edge Transferp. 98
Big Redp. 99
Distance of Light Source to Subjectp. 100
Surface Efficiencyp. 103
Tonal Efficiencyp. 110
Cutting Edgep. 111
Specular Gobop. 116
Interrelationshipsp. 117
About the Authorp. 120
Indexp. 122