With basic information on the characteristics of light and specific techniques for controlling light in a variety of environments, this resource teaches photographers how to harness light, the most important factor of good photography. A discussion of light basics that includes exposure, color balance, and light ratios provides photographers with the essential understanding they need to approach any photography project. Specific analyses of studio, portrait, and indoor and outdoor lighting detail how to use studio strobes, set up a Rembrandt lighting scheme for a portrait, diffuse window light, and flash-fill with direct sunlight. Tips and photographs from more than 30 wedding, portrait, and commercial photographers offer practical advice and inspiration to help photographers take advantage of--rather than be limited by--light's powerful effect. AUTHOR: Bill Hurter is the editor of Rangefinder magazine and the author of numerous books. 200 colour photos
"This book is a must for anyone interested in creating portraits that are both marketable and memorable." --"PhotoStockNotes"
"A behind-the-scenes look at how the world's finest wedding photographers are using digital to shoot in more creative ways." --"PhotoGRAPHIC"
"From the basics such as posing and composition, to technical aspects of focusing and lighting, this handbook addresses concerns for both amateur and professional photographers" --"PhotoSource.com"
"Hurter's wonderful tips are certain to push your images over the top and away from the ordinary. I highly recommend exploring the benefits of this book for yourself." --"Shutterbug"
"A complete, fully comprehensive guide for portrait photographers. Packed with invaluable information." --"Light and Shade"
"Packed with practical tips and truly dazzling images, this book will inform and inspire." --"Rangefinder"