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Picture Perfect Lighting : An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People (Paperback) (Roberto

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Light is the most fundamental component of a photograph—without light, there is no image. Yet it is considered among the most challenging elements of the photographic craft to learn and incorporate into one’s vision. Understanding light’s behavior and gaining the ability to control, create, and direct it in order to produce photographs that convey your precise intention are skills that are counted among the most significant milestones toward mastery of the craft. Those who can comfortably, thoughtfully, and deliberately work with light are often seen as the true craftsmen and artists of the photographic genre. And sometimes it feels like they possess a crucial skillset that we’ll never have.Picture Perfect Lighting is here to change that. Author Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer and educator who has a talent for identifying areas where photographers regularly hit roadblocks and a passion for educating them so they can break through those barriers to become better, more confident practitioners of their craft. His two previous books,Picture Perfect Practice and Picture Perfect Posing, shattered the mold of instructional photography books as they empowered readers to advance their composition and posing skills.Picture Perfect Lighting, the third book in the Picture Perfect series, brings that same spirit and approach to teaching lighting. With it, Roberto empowers photographers to embrace lighting as a source of creativity and expression, rather than a source of fear.Illustrated throughout with helpful diagrams and example images that help you grasp the concepts and techniques in action,Picture Perfect Lighting is a book on lighting like no other you’ve seen before. In it, Roberto sidesteps the usual ways that lighting is taught. Instead of grounding the conversation in expensive gear and complicated science, Roberto first introduces the universal nature of light (no matter the source), breaking down the main characteristics and behaviors of light—such as the color of light and the inverse square law—into understandable and helpful lessons. He then moves on to establish three straightforward categories of light. The first is circumstantial light, defined as the light around us in any given situation. In order to fully understand circumstantial light, one must understand the five crucial surface elements of all objects—texture, color, shape, material, and size—and Roberto tackles each one. The second kind of light is helper light, or “problem-solving light,” which is the light that is needed or manipulated in order to “help” the circumstantial light such that your vision comes to life. Helper light is created with flashes, strobes, reflectors, diffusers, light modifiers, and colored gels. The third type of light, controlled light, is the light used by the photographer to control 100% of the li
Number of Pages: 340
Genre: Photography
Sub-Genre: Photography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Roberto Valenzuela
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2016
TCIN: 50312285
UPC: 9781937538750
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-6548
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