Chasing the Light Improving Your Photography with Available Light

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-03-28
  • Publisher: New Riders
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Light. It's the most powerful tool that any photography has at their disposal. Whether the lens is turned to people, wildlife or the landscape, it is often the creative use of light that transforms a snapshot into a photograph. Chasing the Lightwill enlighten photographers of all levels and help them make the most of this most important tool--light. With over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry as a photographer, writer, and educator, Ibarionex Parello has developed an approach to photography that has helped photography enthusiasts from all over the world discover and nurture their own passion for photography. In Chasing the Light,he brings his palpable passion to the subject as he guides the reader through many scenarios--landscape, action, portraits--using his principle of the "Three Qs" (Quantity, Quality, and Qolor). Utilizing a very personal approach rooted in decades of experience, he shares how to see, control, and use available light to create beautiful and impactful photographs. By developing the way photographers "see" light, Chasing the Lightaids them to make the connection between the camera and their own eye; and the buttons and dials that control focus, exposure, white balance, and sharpness. In an industry so filled with obsessions about gear, Chasing the Lightremoves much of that from the discussion and returns the reader to a basic, yet inspirational, conversation about leveraging light to take evocative photographs.

Author Biography

Ibarionex Perello is a freelance photographer and writer. His articles appear in numerous magazines including Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, and Outdoor Photographer. He is the host and producer of the popular podcast The Candid Frame. He is also an instructor of photography at BetterPhoto.com and an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design. Images and info at ibarionex.com and thecandidframe.com.

Table of Contents

chapter 1
Beginning to See
chapter 2
The Elements of Exposure
chapter 3
The Camera, the Exposure, and You
chapter 4
The Color of Light: White Balance
chapter 5
Building Visually
chapter 6
Light and the Portrait
chapter 7
Light and the Small Details
chapter 8
Light and the Natural Landscape
chapter 9
Light and the Urban Landscape
chapter 10
Light and Black-and-White
chapter 11
Wrangling the Light
chapter 12
The Transformative Power of Light

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