Lighting People by Rossella Vanon is a comprehensive guide to gear and technique. It contains a lighting reference, featuring models of different ethnicities lit from many different angles, so you can plan a lighting concept easily. Lighting people is a skill that every photographer and photography student must master. This book is a useful reference book to assist your learning.
Blurb: Lighting People
This comprehensive guide includes a complete introduction to gear and technique, and a full lighting reference featuring models of different ethnicity lit from many different angles, so you can plan a lighting concept without moving any gear.
Section 1: Understanding Light
- Chapter 1: Lighting Equipment
Get to grips with light every artificial light-source: Continuous Light, Flash, Studio Strobes & Speedlights, as well as modifiers.
- Chapter 2: Setting the Mood
Understand the effect you can have with your lighting; hard & soft, low & high key, bounce, feathering, fall-off and more.
- Chapter 3: Standard Lighting Techniques
How to pull off techniques including: Loop, Rembrandt, Butterfly, Split, Clamshell and Accent.
- Chapter 4: Camera Settings
Using your camera's exposure settings to get the best from any lighting equipment.
Section 2: Working with Light
- Chapter 5: Preparation
How to evaluate your client and their brief and plan a shoot.
- Chapter 6: Lighting Scenarios
Tips and tricks for doing the best whether you're shooting portraits, fashion, beauty, events or more.
- Chapter 7: Getting Started
Choosing your lights and setting up your shoot.
- Chapter 8: Getting Creative
Use gels, projections, blur and other effects for more unusual images.
Section 3: Resources
- Lighting Setups
Hands-on examples of studio shoots
- Lighting Reference Gallery
Hundreds featuring the same four models lit against a white and a dark background from a number of different angles; the most complete lighting reference available.
Born in Italy, Rosella Vanon now shoots fashion & beauty photography from her studio in London. Her editorial work, internationally recognised for its meticulous use of light and colour, has been seen in a wide range of magazines, and she also has an extensive client portfolio.
When she's not shooting, Rosella teaches photography workshops, as well as speaking on the subject at major events like The Photography Show.
Rosella has won a number of awards, including Professional Photographer of the Year 2011, and the 'Art Takes Times Square' award in 2012.
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- ISBN: 9781781572467
- Publication date: 28 Nov 2016
- Page count: 224
- Imprint: Ilex Press
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