Light--science & Magic

Light--science & Magic

An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

Book - 2007
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Introduces a logical theory of photographic lighting - one that teaches beginning photographers to predict results before setting up lights. This is not primarily a how-to book with only set examples for photographers to follow. Rather, "Light: Science and Magic" provides the reader with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. Numerous photographs and illustrations provide clear examples of the theories delineated within the text, while sidebars highlight special lighting questions. Although styles of photographic lighting continue to change, "Light: Science and Magic" does not go out of fashion because it is not based on style; rather it is based on the behavior of light.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Focal Press, c2007
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780240808192
Characteristics: xii, 308 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Fuqua, Paul
Biver, Steven
Alternative Title: Light--science and magic


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Oct 11, 2010

I've been an "available light" photographer for years, because I've never been able to master lighting/flash work. We used this book and another one in a photo class I took. It teaches techniques in a easily understandable way and is great for moving someone ahead in controlled lighting in photography.


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