Lights, Camera, Capture: Creative Lighting Techniques for Digital Photographers
Author Bob Davis is a photographer whose high-profile clients include Oprah Winfrey and Eva Longoria, and whose work has appeared in Time, O Magazine, and People. Along with his invaluable professional advice, this beautiful full-color book includes a DVD featuring portions of his workshop curriculum. He covers the elements of lighting and shares his two-strobe technique that will enable you to create studio-quality lighting anywhere with only minimal equipment.
- High-profile photographer Bob Davis is especially known for his lighting techniques; this book shares his advice on lighting for professional photographers and serious amateurs
- Covers all the key elements of photographic lighting, with informative illustrations and lighting grids
- Details the author's pioneering two-strobe technique that reduces the amount of equipment a photographer must carry to a shoot and dramatically lowers equipment costs
- Features professional tips and stunning full-color images
- 60-Minute DVD includes video from the author's three-day lighting and photography workshop
Lights, Camera, Capture: Creative Lighting Techniques for Digital Photographersoffers your professional advice worth many times the cost of the book.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Become a seeker of light.
Reading lighting diagrams.
Quality over Quantity.
Chapter 2: Understanding Light.
Seeing and Knowing Light.
Quality over Quantity.
Mixed light sources.
Working with natural light.
Manipulating natural light.
The golden hour.
Chapter 3: Getting the basics right.
Exposure and how it works.
How to measure light.
Using histograms to perfect your white balance.
Aperture and depth of field.
Shutter Speed and motion capture.
ISO and digital noise.
Chapter 4: Lighting Equipment.
Controlling on-camera flashes off the camera.
Wireless radio flash triggers.
Quantum Free X-Wire.
Pocket Wizards Mini & Flex.
Batteries, batteries, batteries.
Snoots, Barn Doors and Honeycombs.
Gels and fi lters.
Basic lighting starter kit.
List of gear.
Chapter 5: Getting the most from your lighting kit.
Know your equipment.
Working with manual modes.
Aperture and Shutter priority modes.
Aperture priority (Av).
Shutter priority (Tv).
A deeper understanding: How a flash works.
High speed fl ash sync (FP).
Rear curtain sync.
Chapter 6: Controlling the light.
Simple techniques with a single strobe.
Taking the flash off-camera.
Controlling multiple flashes.
Positioning multiple flashes.
Modifying your flashes.
The importance of light modifiers.
Dealing with mixed light sources.
Temperature-balancing your flashes.
What if there are three light sources?
Mismatched color temperatures? Use them creatively!
Make the backgrounds work for you!
Chapter 7: Creative Lighting.
Long exposures and flash.
Rear Curtain Sync.
High speed sync.
Creating light patterns.
Chapter 8: Traveling Light.
What's in your bag?
Picking your equipment.
Get creative with your lighting accessories.
Getting the best from unknown locations.
Preparing for the unexpected.
Dealing with the elements.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Websites worth visiting.