Photography Resources - Lighting, Studio, Natural Light and other Techniques



Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography
Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography
Taking the guesswork out of lighting, this invaluable examination provides tools and techniques from an accomplished expert. The most essential principles for photo shoots are presented through lengthy image sequences, considering different finishes for reflective surfaces, types of light sources, light modifiers, and even light placements. From creating fundamental looks to the effect of fine-tuning placement and setting, this detailed guidebook enables photographers to maximize productivity on any shoot. Concluding with the most effective solutions for solving lighting problems, this study is an excellent resource for both active professionals as well as intermediate to advanced students of photography.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282716
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584284437
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282716
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Available Light
Available Light
Emphasizing how to work with natural light rather than using supplementary lighting to create an artificial environment, photographers can use these simple techniques to mold existing light into the desired quality and shape. All situations are discussed, including overcast and sunny days, backlighting and flare, window light, daylight studios, natural reflectors, and studio lighting at home, offering a plethora of ideas for finding, diffusing, and creating light. As photographers learn the advantages of shooting with available light - no set up, more spontaneity, more time to concentrate on the subject, and the ability to capture preexisting relationships - they not only become better photographers but gain confidence and an increased awareness of their artistic medium.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282556
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584283959
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282556
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Minimalist Lighting
Minimalist Lighting
Photographers learn how to create amazing photography with this simple, basic, money-saving approach to working in the studio. While exploring available lighting and equipment, this reference tackles the concerns of studio photographers regarding too much gear, not enough space, and a strict budget and offers alternative techniques for photographing subjects. Tips for how to set up a studio in a limited amount of space, what kind of equipment works best for different effects, and finding great tools for budget prices make this a truly comprehensive reference.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282501
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584284222
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282501
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers
50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers
This cookbook-style guide to portrait lighting contains all the ingredients necessary for a successful photo shoot. With 60 two-page spreads highlighting the techniques used to create stunning portraits alongside the portraits themselves, aspiring photographers will have a clear sense of both the how and the why of good lighting. Difficult questions such as How can I downplay a double chin and dark shadows under the eyes? and How can I produce a soft, romantic feel in a woman's portrait? Are addressed and resolved in this no-nonsense guide to good lighting.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282426
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584284529
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282426
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Simple Lighting Techniques for Portrait Photographers
Simple Lighting Techniques for Portrait Photographers
With tips for creating natural, hassle-free lighting, this reference shows photographers how to abandon complex lighting scenarios in favor of more straightforward, uncomplicated ones. Photographers will learn the advantages of simpler lighting - such as saving money by avoiding excessive equipment purchases and maintenance and making location shoots less cumbersome and more convenient. Emphasizing that photographers should imitate the sun's natural light - not only to create a realistic setting but also to allow for genuine facial expressions from more relaxed portrait subjects - this guidebook illustrates how to create one- and two-light setups, making simple refinements with lightweight, inexpensive, and portable reflectors.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282334
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781608950447
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282334
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Sculpting with Light
Sculpting with Light
Techniques for creating flawless lighting show photographers of all levels how to take full control of their photographic atmosphere in this indispensable guide. Illustrating the physics that govern light; the visual difference between the eye and camera; the qualities of incident and reflected light; and the effects of the size, intensity, direction, contrast, and ratio of light, this manual offers tools for sculpting the face for remarkable portraits. The three desirable positions for the main light are described in detail, as well as how to use those arrangements to accentuate all types of faces - oval, long, angular, heart-shaped, and square - to create portraits with a variety of different effects, from romantic to edgy to high fashion.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282365
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781608950621
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282365
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Existing Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography
Existing Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography
Packed with stunning images from more than 40 of the world's most acclaimed wedding and portrait photographers, this book shows how to put together a lightweight, low-cost, and highly portable lighting kit that allows photographers to make quick work of creating perfect lighting in any location. Responding to a preference in the market for more natural, spontaneous-looking images, the guide explains how to achieve professional-quality lighting in parks, churches, schools, and other locations - all with lightweight, highly portable strobes, reflectors, scrims, and more.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282280
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781608950515
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282280
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

The Best of Photographic Lighting
The Best of Photographic Lighting
Bill Hurter explains the characteristics of light - both natural and artificial - in this in-depth guide. Fully exploring color balance, exposure, and light ratios, the handbook expands on skills learned in the studio to explain how to harness the beauty of less predictable lighting situations, like those shot outdoors or on location. Packed with tips from more than 30 top professionals on wedding, portrait, and commercial photography, this resource is sure to both educate and inspire.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282174
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584283324
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282174
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers
Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers
Softboxes - specialized photographic lighting devices that produce a flattering and soft, low-contrast look - are the main focus of this resource for photographers. Professional and amateur photographers alike will be able to apply the thorough explanations on the simple, yet highly effective, light- and shadow-altering methodologies found in this guidebook to any subject matter in portrait, fashion, and editorial images. Additional chapters cover the use of softboxes in partnership with other light sources, including sunlight and various types of studio lighting treatments.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282020
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584284857
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282020
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Master Lighting Guide for Commercial Photographers
Master Lighting Guide for Commercial Photographers
From lighting glass objects to photographing models indoors and out, this handbook demonstrates how to effectively use and manipulate light using a variety of traditional and unconventional lighting equipment. Written for both the professional and the serious amateur photographer, this guide explains the different types of light and how to work with modifiers such as panels, umbrellas, grids, and mirrors. More than 100 detailed lighting diagrams help ensure proper placement and are useful while pitching ideas to clients. Money-saving equipment and accessory alternatives are discussed along with strategies for working through obstacles during a shoot, making this manual a must-have resource for success on every project.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584281986
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781608951369
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584281986
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

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