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Posted by J. Ramón Palacios on November 06, 1999 at 01:40:07:
In Reply to: lighting books posted by HODGY on November 05, 1999 at 20:12:56:
: Can anybody give me the title and auther of a good studio
lighting book? I don't want a book that just shows the finished
picture and explains what he did. I am looking for a book that
actually has diagrams, shows where the lights were placed, and
the output the photographer used. Any suggestions on who and how
to obtain one would be greatly appreciated.
: Thanks in advanced.
50 Portrait Lighting Techniques for Pictures That Sell by John Hart (and now only a $5.00 paperback) seems to be very popular but it is really only for basics and fundamentals.
In this revised edition (April, 1995), more than 100 new color and 300 black-and-white photos illustrate how, with a minimum of equipment, in a studio or out-of-doors, anyone is supossed to be able to take beautiful portraits of friends, family or professional clients. Whether a beginning photographer or a budding professional, readers are supossed to find practical information on the art of photographic portrait.
Other good reference books are:
The Lighting Cookbook : Foolproof Recipes for Perfect Glamour, Portrait, Still Life, and Corporate Photographs; Jenni Bidner
The Portrait : Professional Techniques and Practices in Portrait Photography (Kodak Publication ; No. O-24); Don Blair
The Business of Portrait Photography (Amphoto's Business of Photography); Tom McDonald
Secrets of Lighting on Location : A Photographer's Guide to Professional Lighting Techniques; Bob Krist
What I have learned on lighting I did from 'The Encyclopedia of Photography', cureently selling for over $250.
Have a great time James
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