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Light Right: Learn How to Create Images, Set Up a Studio, and Launch Your Photography Career

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Light Right: Learn How to Create Images, Set Up a Studio, and Launch Your Photography Career


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  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-86385-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-86385-0

Lighting is one of the most important creative components of any image. Joe Lavine and Brad Bartholomew, commercial photographers and instructors, offer a unique approach to learning about studio lighting. They start with their philosophy of lighting, tackling the characteristics of light and how to approach building your shots. Then they discuss some basic photographic concepts and equipment needs, and how to use this knowledge to start a successful career in photography.

Packed with gorgeous images, this book provides two distinct perspectives from the authors based on their experience as studio photographers and instructors. This is not a recipe book, but instead provides the background and technical knowledge to understand how light works and how to create your own successful images.

In this guide you will learn about:

  • Creating dimension, separation, drama, and texture in your images
  • Color temperature, filters, flash duration, metering, and the histogram
  • Setting up and using equipment and making choices based on the needs of your subject
  • Building a studio on a tight budget and how to expand as your business and expertise grows

This guide for beginning to intermediate shooters covers all the practical aspects of starting a photography career and setting up your first studio–with insider details to expand your photography skills and turn your passion for images into a professional career.

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Light Right: Lighting as Part of Composition

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Table of Contents

&>Section I:  Philosophy of Lighting  
What Light Does
The Building Process
Lighting as Part of Composition
Section II:  The Basics
Lighting Equipment
DSLR Cameras
How to Read a Histogram
Section III: Just Getting Started ($500.00)
A Working Studio ($10,000-$15,000)
The Big Time ($25,000)


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