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Now that you’ve had your DSLR for a while, are you ready to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It’s all about light! The ability to see, influence, modify, control, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots!
In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and bestselling author Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself—how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness—and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights.
Follow along with Syl and you will:
CHAPTER 1: THE FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF LIGHT
Photography Begins with Looking at Light
CHAPTER 2: YOUR LIGHT-CAPTURING MACHINE
Using Camera Settings Smartly and Creatively
CHAPTER 3: USING THE LIGHT AROUND YOU
Getting Started with Natural Light
CHAPTER 4: CREATING YOUR OWN LIGHT
Getting Started with Artificial Light
CHAPTER 5: LIGHTING FOR TABLETOP AND MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
Learn To Light By Starting With Objects
CHAPTER 6: LIGHTING FUNDAMENTALS FOR PORTRAITS
Getting Started with Portraits
CHAPTER 7: ADVANCED LIGHTING FOR PORTRAITS
Adding Depth And Drama To Your Portraits
APPENDIX: THE GEAR I USE