How to Control Light & Create Powerful Photography

There are countless photography tutorials on post-processing images. While digital editing is certainly an important skill to master, serious photographers who want to excel in their craft must learn to sculpt the light and make creative decisions in-camera. Seeing the Light and Powerful Imagery, two ebooks by Mitchell Kanashkevich, educate on these crucial aspects of photography.

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Seeing the Light – Making the Most of Available Light and Minimal Equipment

Seeing the Light: Making the Most of Natural Light and Minimal Equipment (54 pages)

Seeing the Light is made up of three sections which cover the use of flash, reflectors, and natural light. After a short introduction to each type of light, you are presented with photographic examples, diagrams, and descriptions, explaining the aim of particular setups and how the lighting effects in the example photos were achieved.

The aim of the eBook is to give you a general understanding of the main types of light, but its main purpose is to be a practical guide—to get you out there, shooting, experimenting, and using light creatively in the field.

Sample pages from Seeing the Light

Sample pages from Seeing the Light

What’s Covered?

  • Sculpting with light
  • Equipment guide
  • Using off-camera flash
  • Using natural light and flash together
  • Using natural light indoors
  • Gels
  • Adding drama to your photos
  • Fill light
  • Reflectors
  • Magic hours
  • Backlighting
  • Photographing fire
  • Lighting diagrams
  • Example images

Powerful Imagery: The Photographer’s Insight (66 pages)

Successful travel photographers move us with seemingly effortless consistency. Powerful Imagery shows you how to do this. You have unrestricted access as you enter a pro photographer’s thought process, from forming the idea, to creative decision making, to arriving at the final image. Powerful Imagery aims to demystify what it takes to create captivating photographs with lasting impact. If you’ve ever wondered just how those amazing photographs you see in magazines and online are taken, this is the eBook for you.

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Powerful Imagery – The Photographer’s Insight

What’s Included?

  • Expert travel photography insight
  • 15 images from around the world beautifully displayed at full-screen
  • Image sets that illustrate the creative process
  • Details on equipment and camera settings for each image
  • Insider information on how to solve technical and destination challenges
  • Key post-processing steps with before-and-after images

Each photograph in Powerful Imagery is a case study divided into sections so that you can easily access the precise information you need and understand how the photographer arrived at the final image.

About the author: Mitchell Kanashkevich is a travel/documentary photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Vanity Fair, Lonely Planet Traveler, Geographical UK and has made its way into private photo collections around the world.

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