Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills (Photography Essential Skills)

Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills (Photography Essential Skills)

by Mark Galer M . Ed . (Author), JohnChild (Author)

Synopsis

"Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills" offers practical coverage of everything you need to know to understand the characteristics of light and the foundations of photographic lighting, including film, filters, exposure, compensation, zone system and an array of creative techniques. Students and committed amateurs will find sound technical knowledge with inspiring projects. Developing professionals in need of a refresher or a reference need look no further. The authors use terminology that is easy to understand and explain techniques in a clearly written, no nonsense manner."Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills" ensures all the fundamentals of lighting are learnt and applied to help improve the use of light in photography and encourage visual expression. A variety of activities and assignments throughout the book teach lessons in a creative context that can be applied immediately to develop the professional in you. Two all new chapters cover the latest post-production and composite imagery techniques and provide the necessary tools needed to refine and improve your photos. This title features online support, including video tutorials and downloadable figure files. It's like having the authors in the room to show you how it's done!

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Edition: 4
Publisher: Focal Press
Published: 08 Apr 2008

ISBN 10: 0240520955
ISBN 13: 9780240520957

Media Reviews
As an aspiring professional photographer, I found this book to be an excellent tool and a spectacular read. I think it is a great book for any student learning photography, any advanced amateur, or anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of how lighting impacts their photography. Any aspiring photographer serious about making their photography the best it can be cannot afford to leave this one on the shelf. - Andria Riffe, D-Mag (www.d-mag.org)
Author Bio
John Child lectures in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia - the leading photography course in the southern hemisphere. He has worked for many years as a professional photographer, with clients including Ford, Singapore Airlines, American Express and British Airways. John Child lectures in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia - the leading photography course in the southern hemisphere. He has worked for many years as a professional photographer, with clients including Ford, Singapore Airlines, American Express and British Airways. Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.