David Busch's Quick Snap Guide To Lighting

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-02
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR
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Have you mastered the essentials of your digital SLR camera and now want to learn how to use light as a tool to enhance your photographs? David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Lighting provides a concise introduction to working with light and exposure, improving your photos with filters and reflectors, and transforming good lighting into great lighting, all in a simple-tobrowse book. This guide offers focused information that explains the purpose and function of each type of lighting, how to use it effectively to take compelling photos, and how to improve the lighting you find in a scene. You'll learn how to create and work with diffused light, tame daylight so your pictures don't look overexposed, the secret to multiple light sources, how to use light creatively, techniques for action shots, lighting for travel and architecture, and much more. Each topic and concept introduced is condensed into a two- to fourpage spread, illustrated with striking full-color photographs, and all the basics of light and lighting are presented. The book is designed so you can thumb through it and easily find exactly the chapter and information you are looking for. And a mini-glossary helps by defining unfamiliar terms as you go. Get ready to conquer the mysteries of light to take better and more beautiful photographs.

Table of Contents

Lighting Tools and Accessories
Your built-in flash
Add-on flash
Available lighting
Bounce aids
Light supports
Light meters
Slave triggers
Flash brackets
Basics of Good Lighting
What's good lighting?
Contrasty lighting
Soft lighting
Lighting ratios
Lighting direction
Available Light Basics
Lighting intensity
Light qualities
Light color balance
Mixed light sources
Increasing your camera's sensitivity
Avoiding inky shadows
Light fall-off
Electronic Flash Fundamentals
Types of flash
Built-in flash
Shoe-mount flash
Using off camera flash
Using +pro+ lights
Inverse squares
Using Multiple Light Sources
Multiple source advantages
Lighting ratios
Balancing light
Main light/key light
Fill light
Background light
Hair light
Spot lights
Lighting Setups
Basic lighting fundamentals
Setting up lights
Short lighting
Broad lighting
Butterfly lighting
Side lighting
Back lighting
Glamour lighting
Paramount lighting
Lighting and Action
Lighting indoor sports
Lighting outdoors
Flash vs. existing light
Lighting for long/short action exposures
Light fall-off in action
Close-up and Macro Lighting
Lighting and depth-of-field
Lighting for close-ups
Available lighting
Flash lighting
Creative close-up lighting
Lighting for Travel and Architecture
Lighting interiors
Handling mixed lighting
Urban lighting
Night lighting effects
Monuments and museums
Beaches and snow
Fill flash
Traveling light with your lights
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