Secrets of Lighting on Location
A Photographer's Guide to Professional Lighting TechniquesBook - 1996
Solutions to the serious photographer s biggest challenge--on-site lighting dilemmas--are fully revealed and diagrammed in this book, illustrated with exciting assignment shots from locations around the world. On-location lighting is a subspecialty of one of the best-selling subjects in photography--professional lighting. Secrets of Lighting on Location is the first illustrated how-to book to address the topic using beautiful before-and-after photos from the real assignment shoots of well-known photographers. The photos are enough to make almost any photographer pick up the book, but the myriad specifications for problem solving and the resource guide at the end give reason to buy it. Included are light ratios, flash set-up formulas, and clues for using incandescent and quartz lights, umbrellas, soft boxes, light panels, and fiber optics. Presented in an easy-reference format, the book will invite readers to refer to it again and again. With the techniques in Secrets, commercial photographers can transform even the most difficult glamour-shooting environment through the creative and knowledgeable manipulation of light. How to modify and correct nearly all types of problem light sources with filters, reflectors, and diffusers is shown, plus examples of how several professionals solved lighting problems they've encountered themselves. Bob Krist, assignment photographer for many magazines, including National Geographic and Travel & Leisure, runs his own stock agency and is the author of Caribbean (Graphic Arts, 1991). He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Publisher: New York : Amphoto Books, 1996.
Characteristics: 144 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm.