Lighting is likely one of the most important creative components of any image. Joe Lavine and Brad Bartholomew, commercial photographers and instructors, offer a unique approach to learning about studio lighting. They start with their philosophy of lighting, tackling the characteristics of light and how to approach building your shots. Then they discuss some basic photographic concepts and equipment needs, and how to use this knowledge to start a successful career in photography.
Packed with gorgeous images, this book provides two distinct perspectives from the authors in line with their experience as studio photographers and instructors. This isn’t a recipe book, but as a substitute provides the background and technical knowledge to remember how light works and how to create your own successful images.
In this guide you’re going to learn about:
- Creating dimension, separation, drama, and texture in your images
- Color temperature, filters, flash duration, metering, and the histogram
- Setting up and the use of equipment and making choices in line with the needs of your subject
- Building a studio on a tight budget and how to expand as your business and expertise grows
This guide for starting to intermediate shooters covers the entire practical aspects of starting a photography career and putting in place your first studio–with insider details to expand your photography skills and turn your passion for images into a professional career.