Direction & Quality of Light: Your Key to Better Portrait Photography Anywhere (Paperback)
Providing readers with a study of learning how to turn poorly lit images into finely crafted, masterfully lit photographs, this guidebook instills photographers with the self-confidence to think on their feet and photograph any portrait subject anywhere. Acclaimed photographer Neil van Niekirk presents seven distinctly different lighting scenarios--available light, exposure metering, a touch of flash, bounced on-camera flash, off-camera flash, video light, and hard sunlight--to show readers how to manipulate the direction and quality of light, the subject's and photographer's position, and numerous other variables so as to turn a bad image into a stunning, professional-level portrait. Packed with dozens of instructional, full-color photos, this work also features 10 sample photo sessions, allowing readers the opportunity to see the seven lighting scenarios put to practice.
Neil van Niekerk is a professional photographer and the author of Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers and On-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital WeddingandPortrait Photography. He lives in Wayne, New Jersey.