The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography

The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography

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Michael Freeman, the author of more than 20 books on various aspects of photography, now helps digital photographers see (and understand) the light! Because good lighting is key to a picture’s success, it’s a topic of interest to anyone who picks up a digital camera?and Freeman’s comprehensive manual gives readers an essential toolbox of techniques and creative ideas. Find out how to create and manipulate lighting scenarios for professional-looking photos. Examine the many varieties of natural light, from blazing sunlight to gentle twilight, as well as incandescent and fluorescent lights. Make the most of your camera’s flash and lighting equipment, including diffusers, shades, and reflectors.

From shooting techniques to imaging tricks, this provides photographers with a solid groundwork for producing top-quality pictures.

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The author of several titles on digital photography covers the major variables of the craft of lighting, from utilizing the various sources and types of lighting to showcase a subject to making in-camera adjustments to post-production manipulation techniques. The guide, aimed at both photography beginners and those switching from film to digital, includes ample illustrated examples, a glossary, and list o f resources. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781579908850
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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Apr 02, 2013

The scope of this book makes me want to give it a better rating, but I just can't. This book has the most atrocious spelling and grammar mistakes I've ever seen, including captions that stop in the middle of a sentence, leaving you wondering what is being said. Photos in more than a few examples seemed to have captions swapped, and in one example the second photo wasn't even shown.

If you want to look past that it's a pretty good book on lighting, though I can't help but feel the author was trying a little too hard to be in-depth and ended up spending a bit too much time on technical stuff that even he admitted would likely be handy only in very limited situations (ie. probably never). I don't regret reading it, but it could use some work.

rushbury_valley Nov 08, 2011

Very detailed discussion of lighting.

Jan 09, 2011

This book is amazingly in-depth. Best book I've found on lighting to date. Contains everything you want to know. The only bad part was that I felt like I had to return it to the library too soon without being able to go through everything as thoroughly as I wanted.

Sep 12, 2010

Wouldn't let me renew it with the others the first time. Does allow it the second time.


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