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Light, vibrant and malleable, is the greatest tool at the disposal of portrait photographers. It sculpts the face, adds definition to the body, and puts a sparkle in the eyes. It creates drama and intrigue—or even a soft, romantic feel—at the photographer's whim. In the book Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers from Amherst Media, master photographer Christopher Grey teaches portrait lighting from start to finish, showing you how to control light effectively for unmatched results. You'll learn the function and positioning of studio lighting, aided by clearly illustrated lighting diagrams that will help you emulate a vast array of lighting effects—from soft and flattering to edgy and dramatic.
From high and low key lighting strategies, to techniques for simulating the look of sunlight in the studio, to understanding light ratios, to the creative application of mismatched film setting and light source, this book will open your eyes to a whole new world of imaging possibilities. Armed with these must-have skills, you'll be able to create photographs that are more flattering, highly marketable, and more creative than ever before.
Techniques for digital and film photography
Selecting professional lighting equipment for studio portraits
Understanding light ratios and how to use them effectively
The classic lighting styles and how to create them
Versatile portrait-lighting setups for any subject
Creative ideas for outstanding headshots
Techniques for business portraits, editorial portraits, glamour portraits, bridal portraits, and more
The Author - Christopher Grey is a professional photographer. He is a frequent guest speaker for Polaroid, and a photography workshop instructor.
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