500 Lighting Hints, Tips, and Techniques

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-21
  • Publisher: Rotovision

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This handy guide offers advice on choosing and using equipment, plus explanations of the characteristics of light, such as contrast, direction, diffusion, and reflection. The book covers both natural and artificial light, with tips on working outdoors, in low-light conditions, and in the studio. Easy-to-follow projects take the reader through a selection of lighting setups and explain simple techniques for perfecting lighting effects using computer software. This easy, all-in-one guide answers all your lighting questions. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 06
The Basics
Equipment, light quantity and qualityp. 08
How do cameras record the pictures your eyes see?p. 10
A word or two about tripodsp. 16
Measuring light with in-camera light metersp. 21
Characteristics of Light
Learning to "see" lightp. 26
Contrastp. 29
Hard and soft lightp. 30
Direction and anglep. 31
Diffusionp. 33
Reflectionp. 33
Working with Daylight
Modifying daylightp. 34
Reflectorsp. 36
Softening shadows using a reflectorp. 38
Softening shadows using a diffuserp. 38
Softening shadows using fill-in flashp. 39
Artificial Lighting
Portable flashp. 40
Continuous lightp. 51
Studio flashp. 52
Anatomy of a basic flash headp. 53
Triggering the flashp. 56
Controlling the lightp. 58
Measuring artificial lightp. 63
How many lights do you need?p. 64
Working with one lightp. 65
Working with multiple lightsp. 67
Purchasing lights for photographyp. 69
Lighting Setups
Copying artworkp. 70
Collectible coffee mugp. 74
Creating a pure white backdropp. 78
Indoor portrait using one lightp. 80
Glass against a white backgroundp. 82
Outdoor portraitp. 84
Jewelryp. 88
Glass against a dark backdropp. 90
Indoor portrait using two lightsp. 92
Reflective objectp. 94
Outdoor portrait with a dramatic skyp. 96
Beauty lighting with two lightsp. 98
Postproduction Lighting
Image-editing softwarep. 100
Quick Fix modep. 104
Full Edit modep. 110
Auto lighting adjustmentsp. 113
Manual lighting adjustmentsp. 114
Selective lighting adjustmentsp. 116
Advanced lighting adjustmentsp. 118
Glossaryp. 124
Indexp. 126
Acknowledgmentsp. 128
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