Christopher Grey's Vintage Lighting: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Portrait Lighting Techniques from 1910 to 1970 (Paperback)
With examples from the north light portraits of the earliest days of photography to the street portrait shots of the swinging 1960s, this handbook walks photographers through every step of creating images that evoke the iconic looks of years past. Several shoots designed to emulate each of the styles--including classic Hollywood lighting, pinup, and the action portrait of the 1950s--are laid out to illustrate the lighting techniques used to create each specific look and how the techniques changed from era to era. Strategies for adapting modern equipment to create vintage looks are provided, as is the use of classic style elements from each fashion epoch to produce vintage twists in modern-looking portraits. In addition, this guide includes an overview of Photoshop techniques that are designed to further enhance the historic period feel of digitally created images.
Christopher Grey is the author of numerous photography guidebooks, including "Christopher Grey's Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography," "Creative Techniques for Nude Photography," "Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers," and "Photographer's Guide to Polaroid Transfer." He is a frequent speaker for Polaroid and a photography workshop instructor for VisionQuest. He is a three-time winner of the Nikon Certificate of Excellence and has received "Photo Design" magazine's Gold Award for stock photography. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.