Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting, 4th Edition
This book is renowned for being the book to own if you want to understand lighting!
This is better than all the other how-to books on the market which just provide set examples for photographers to follow. Light Science and Magic provides photographers with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. It will show you how to light the most difficult subjects such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and people.
With more information specific for digital photographers, a brand new chapter on equipment, much more information on location lighting, and more on photographing people, you'll see why this is one of the only recommended books by www.strobist.com... [more]
Stoppees' Guide to Photography and Light:
What Digital Photographers, Illustrators, and Creative Professionals Must Know
Brian and Janet Stoppee have incorporated their decades of daily, hands-on expertise at image-making plus their leading seminars and one-on-one training into the most comprehensive guide to photographic lighting available!
It’s impossible to be successful in photography without a mastery of light. It’s the basis of all things photographic. The Stoppees welcome the reader into their professional world with a conversational tone that makes you feel as if you are a member of their team in pre-production planning, out on a shoot, or back at their studio, in post-production. They’ve packed the book with full-color, vibrant images and lighting diagrams that make the technology easy to quickly understand. This compendium of professional know-how shows you how to both manipulate nature’s light and create natural-looking illumination with artificial light sources. Whether you’re a professional photographer, you use photography in your profession, or you just want your images to look more professional, this book is your resource to creating far superior digital images... [more]
Digital Photography: Essential Skills, 4th Edition
In a market overwhelmed with ill-defined, low level digital photography guides, this book takes a refreshingly practical, focused approach to cover exactly what the learning novice and student needs to know to develop a creative, competent style and a seamless photography workflow.
Packed with quality images to inspire and enthuse, Digital Photography: Essential Skills covers all the essentials, from choosing cameras to perfecting capture, managing files, editing images and developing a creative, critical eye. With learning outcomes listed at the start of each chapter, step-by-step examples, a full glossary and activities to reinforce learning, this is a perfect resource for self-learning and classroom-based teaching.
As a working photographer and teaching lecturer, Mark Galer is the ideal guide to take readers through the skills and knowledge they need to take fantastic images... [more]