Portrait Lighting for Digital Photographers: The Basics and Beyond (Paperback)
The fundamentals of exposure and the essentials of lighting are explored in this photography reference that uses progressive images from portrait sessions as its basis of explanation. Starting with how light is perceived differently by the camera than the human eye, this resource clarifies the more complicated laws that govern light, breaking the rules down with clear, effective examples. Various light sources are investigated--from simple sunlight to advanced professional and studio systems--as well as the types of lighting units used at different times during the sessions. By adding or modifying one light at a time, a sequence of images shows how the desired effect was achieved, offering photographers step-by-step troubleshooting tips. Concise text paired with photo examples offer any portrait photographer the techniques needed to create perfectly lit images.
Stephen Dantzigis a nationally renowned lighting expert and the author of Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Glamour Photography for Digital Photographers, Mastering Lighting Techniques for Outdoor Location Digital Portrait Photography, and Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers. He is a frequent contributor to Rangefinder magazine, and his articles have appeared in Professional Photographer Magazine, PC Photo Magazine, and Studio Photography and Design as well as many other magazines. He teaches and lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.