Studio Photography and Lighting

Art and Techniques

Author: Christian Hough

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975631

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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This book gives clear, practical advice on how to get creative with and achieve the best from your studio lighting. It explains and demonstrates basic and advanced techniques so you can fully understand how to light a subject and compose a great photograph. Explains lighting and camera techniques and the ideas behind them. Utilizes specific examples and diagrams to illustrate everything from portraits and art-nudes to still life photography. Provides valuable advice on all studio-related equipment and introduces the basics of RAW processing. A clear practical guide to learning about studio photography and working creatively with light to shoot great photographs. Aimed at all photographers - professional and amateur covering the full range - portrait, product advertising, glamour and fashion. Covers lighting and camera techniques and gives advice on all studio-related equipment. Superbly illustrated with 196 colour photographs. Christian Hough is a professional photographer experienced in polished commercial and fine-art nude photographs.
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Studio Photography: Essential Skills

Author: John Child

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113610173X

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Studio photography is a common career path for aspiring photographers and students but the professional and commercial nature of the field makes it a challenging area to break into. Whilst other introductory books on the subject are often bogged down with too much technical detail or too many 'show-off' shots, Studio Photography: Essential Skills offers a practical and accessible guide to the fundamental techniques for successful studio photography. Whether photographing a person or a product, you need control over the light, mood and look to arrive at the perfect result for a particular assignment. This book takes a commercial and creative approach and considers the important elements of lighting, exposure, capture, art direction and the studio setting to ensure a successful shoot. With a clearly structured learning approach and a wide variety of activities and assignments to inspire and engage you, this is an informative, stimulating guide to the basics. Broaden your skills and increase your earning potential with Studio Photography: Essential Skills!
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Studio Photography

Author: John Child

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240519795

Category: Photography

Page: 206

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John Child has refreshed and updated his inspirational studio photography guide to cover all the latest techniques. Now beautifully illustrated in full colour, featuring brand new student and author work, Studio Photography guides you through the techniques you need to create successful studio images. Through a clearly structured learning approach, you will stimulate and express your creative ideas using a wide variety of activities and assignments. With a strong commercial orientation, the emphasis is highly practical and focuses on technique, communication and design within the genres of still life, advertising illustration, portraiture and fashion. This successful guide is an essential tool for those working in a controlled environment where the image output is to film or digital file. You are encouraged to experiment whether you have expensive equipment, or are using natural light sources; either way you will see how it is possible to achieve acceptable results and develop your skills. Revision exercises, useful links and up to date advice are featured on the associated website www.photographyessentialskills.com. * Learn all the essential principles of studio photography through this successful, highly structured learning approach * Reinforce your skills with a wide variety of practical activities and revision exercises * Learn what can be achieved through inspirational student and author full colour images
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Lighting People

A Photographer's Reference

Author: Rossella Vanon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781573603

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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A COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHER'S TECHNIQUES, POSING GUIDE & REFERENCE Lighting People is an art every photographer - and every photography student - must master, and this single volume is both a complete course and the most useful reference book you can find. SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING LIGHT Chapter 1: Lighting Equipment - Get to grips with light every artificial light-source: Continuous Light, Flash, Studio Strobes & Speedlights, as well as modifiers. Chapter 2: Setting The Mood - Understand the effect you can have with your lighting; hard & soft, low & high key, bounce, feathering, fall-off and more. Chapter 3: Standard Lighting Techniques - How to pull off techniques including: Loop, Rembrandt, Butterfly, Split, Clamshell and Accent. Chapter 4: Camera Settings - Using your camera's exposure settings to get the best from any lighting equipment. SECTION 2: WORKING WITH LIGHT Chapter 5: Preparation - How to evaluate your client and their brief and plan a shoot. Chapter 6: Lighting Scenarios - Tips and tricks for doing the best whether you're shooting portraits, fashion, beauty, events or more. Chapter 7: Getting Started - Choosing your lights and setting up your shoot. Chapter 8: Getting Creative - Use gels, projections, blur and other effects for more unusual images. SECTION 3: RESOURCES Lighting Setups: Hands-on examples of studio shoots Lighting Reference Gallery: Hundreds featuring the same four models lit against a white and a dark background from a number of different angles; the most complete lighting reference available.
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The Art of Bridal Portrait Photography

Techniques for Lighting and Posing

Author: Marty Seefer

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1584282894

Category: Photography

Page: 277

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Focusing solely on the bride, this wedding portraiture book provides methods for pre-wedding shots, on-location photographs, and studio sessions. Included are ways to achieve proper exposure and contrast, tips for orchestrating props, and lighting and posing techniques to minimize and conceal flaws. Accompanied by stunning full-color photographs and accompanying technical tips, this guide also includes a complete listing of all the details and preparation work that will ensure a smooth shoot, including pre-wedding appointments and ways to eliminate distracting background elements.
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Food Photography & Lighting

A Commercial Photographer's Guide to Creating Irresistible Images

Author: Teri Campbell

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133066703

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography how-tos, it’s tempting to think that anyone can photograph food, but it’s another thing entirely to shoot for a tight ad layout with the pressure of your client watching over your shoulder. Commercial food photographer Teri Campbell has been called a “lighting master,” and in this beautifully illustrated book, he not only shares his detailed lighting set-ups and shooting techniques for a wide range of food and drink shots, but also offers candid advice on how to set up a studio, use the right equipment, market your work, find clients, bid on assignments, hire food and prop stylists, and communicate effectively with everyone on the set. Campbell shares his expertise on dozens of commercial assignments–from shooting beignets on location in New Orleans, to creating perfect ice tea pours, to photographing beans on real flames in his studio. Learn how he creates dynamic compositions, uses studio strobes, and arranges light diffusers, reflectors, fill cards, and mirrors, to create the perfect capture. Campbell also discusses his post-processing techniques in Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop to create images that are irresistible. This guide for intermediate and advanced users provides the insider details to help you expand your photography skills or turn your passion for food and images into a professional career.
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Creative Lighting

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118084014

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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How to make digital photography lighting more creative—andless challenging! How do you master the art of lighting your photographs? Gobeyond the basics, go beyond the "rules," and get creative with thehelp of renowned photographer Harold Davis. In this book, Haroldshows you how to break the boundaries of conventional wisdom andcreate unique, lively, and beautifully lit photographs. Packed with tips and tricks as well as stunning examples of theauthor’s creativity, this book will both inform and inspireyou to create your own lighting style. Teaches you when and how to control the light in yourphotographs Reviews the basic “rules” of digital photographylighting and shows you how to break the rules to create your ownuniquely lit images Helps you start building a lighting style of your own Includes stunning examples of the author’s photographyand lighting techniques Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned digital photographer,you'll find ideas and techniques to spark your creativity.
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Jeff Smith's Studio Flash Photography

Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers

Author: Jeff Smith

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781608952465

Category: Photography

Page: 126

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This useful guidebook begins with light sources, showing readers what to look for, what to avoid and how to tailor their selections to the types of lighting they and their clients will enjoy. Smith brings the same treatment to light modifiers, demonstrating how a few light sources can be infinitely modified to create precision lighting effects that are customised for each subject. Packed with before-and-after images and ample set-up shots that show the lighting set-up from the photographer's and the subject's point of view.
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Photographing Women

Posing, Lighting, and Shooting Techniques for Portrait and Fashion Photography

Author: Jeff Rojas

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681981769

Category: Photography

Page: 248

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Learning to Light

Easy and Affordable Techniques for the Photographer

Author: Roger William Hicks,Frances E. Schultz

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 9780817441791

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Details the basics of photographic lighting with step-by-step instructions on lighting setups, choosing equipment, setting up a studio, and lighting techniques
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