At its core, this is an easy-to-use technical handbook with lighting set-ups and simple tips you can implement right now to improve your lighting. Each chapter focuses on a type of lighting (e.g. one-strobe, two-strobe, camera flash, hot lights). At its heart, this book and its images are meant to inspire you, with a candid look into the background and thought behind each creative concept, and the amusing realities of bringing an idea to life. We were able to arrange a 79% discount for PictureCorrect readers which has expired, sorry about that, stay tuned to see what’s next!
There is a wide variety of imagery in this book, 50 to be exact shot both indoors and out, ranging from lifestyle, to beauty, to sports, to fashion, to portraits, to commercial work, so all photographers can benefit from the demonstrated techniques. Anyone looking to make the move from amateur to professional will find this an invaluable resource.
Professionals looking to kick-start the creative juices will find inspiration and perhaps new lighting techniques to improve and simplify their process. Novice photographers may wish to familiarize themselves with the glossary terms first, but rest assured, this book is designed to minimize jargon and maximize utility.
Some of the many topics covered (132 pages):
- Lighting basics
- Equipment essentials
- General process
- The background story and conceptual planning for every image
- One-Light setups
- Two-Light setups
- Three-Light setups
- Four-Light and more setups
- Camera-mounted flash
- Natural Light
- Continuous (Hot) Lights
- Lighting Diagrams for every type of lighting setup (Strobes, Hot Light, Natural)
- Shoot variables unique to each image
- Tips and tools shortcuts any photographer can use to simply their workflow
- 50 images broken down to how they were made
- Practical insights into dramatic lighting
- A glossary of photographic terms to keep handy when trying to break into the industry
About the author: Quavondo was born in Vietnam, fled from the Vietcong at the age of 5. Had a job since the age of 7 and has worked every single day of his life since. His photography skills come from blood, sweat, and tears. In the past three years, Quavondo has been honored 18 times at the International Photography Awards (including top-three placement), Quavondo has been a featured artist on [Framed] and appeared on Make Me a Supermodel and Double Exposure with celebrity photography team Markus Klinko & Indrani. Quavondo is a top contributor with iStockphoto/Getty Images where his photos have twice been selected as Top Ten Images of the Year.
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