• Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
  • Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
  • Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
ISBN: 0321832752
EAN13: 9780321832757
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 17, 2012
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 9.06" L x 7.48" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Now that you ve had your DSLR for a while, are you ready to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It s all about light The ability to see, influence, modify, control, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots
In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and bestselling author Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights.
Follow along with Syl and you will:
Learn the basics (and beyond) of light modifiers that make light bigger and softer, such as umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, and diffusion panels Understand how to control and shape the light itself with flags, grids, snoots, and the zoom function on your flash Appreciate the color temperature of light (whether that s the sun, a light bulb, or a flash), and how to influence it with white balance settings on your camera and colored gels on your flash Learn how to take great pictures across many different genres, from product and still life images, Read More chevron_right

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   The best of the best
Lighting for Digital Photography is a good book for those new to speed lighting. Syl Arena should be given an award for his ability to explain complex subjects so that people can learn. If you have been frustrated with flash and have given up, this book will be helpful. The other book is similar to this one, but it has more detail with regard to gear and equipment. All aspects of both books can be summarized as high quality.
   An Excellent Text for the Study of Light in Photography
My main photographic interest is in the restoration of old photos first and portraiture second, so I was very pleased with Lighting for Digital Photography. The presentation of the information in the text is fast to make you feel like you are in a classroom with your instructor. The book has assignments that are presented to help and encourage the student reader to practice the material in order to understand it better.
   Great for beginners!
My photography skills have increased ten fold because of the many great tips in this book. A lot of things I wondered how they were accomplished were explained in photos. He gave good recommendations on products that can help my photography, and I liked that each of the pictures has all the info. I bought a few of them because I didn't know that half of the stuff existed. The book is perfect for a beginner like me.
Provides information on basic photography lighting applications. Wanted to know more about studio setting. There are better choices.
   Amateur to Oh, Wow! Photos
Syl gives simple explanations with many illustrations to help every level of photographer, even though this book is very detailed and aimed at honing hobby photographers into creating professional- quality pictures. He showed the color of natural light at different times of the day, even though I have an art education degree. I have been learning how to use a new camera while trying to take photos for a book. Syl shows how each control and setting works. He shows both his good and bad photos. It was helpful to see his set- up shots, where he was, where his model posed, and any panels he might have used. My photos are much better. I will get better over time.