Synopses & Reviews
Learning how to set up, use, and control lighting is the biggest challenge facing photographers who want to do studio work. With the help of this manual, serious amaeturs, photography students, and pros switching from outdoor to studio work are sure to become lighting masters. Beginning with an inventory of ingredients found in a well-stocked commercial studio, The Lighting Cookbook,
presents every essential piece of lighting and shooting equipement, with a full explanation of how, when, and why each is used.
Dozens of lighting recipies from six top pros come next. They reveal step by step how they made their shots, complete with set-up details, lens choices, composition decisions, and lighting diagrams. The foolproof recipies cover a range of studio-work specialities, including glamour, fashion, still life, and portraiture - corporate, children, and pets.
The Lighting Cookbok provides all levels of photographers with everything they need to know about studio lighting to achieve great pictures on a regular basis.
For photographers entering studio work, this new manual is a rich smorgasbord of ideas on how to set up and control lighting.
This guide aims to present every piece of lighting and shooting equipment found in a good commercial studio, and to explain when, how and why each is used. The book also includes a step-by-step lighting recipe for the major areas of studio work.
About the Author
Jenni Bidner is the owner of Bidner Communications, a company specializing in public relations, and was the East Coast Editor of Pearson's Photographic magazine. Before starting her own business in 1995, she held the top editorial position at the magazine. Bidner is also a former account supervisor at Bozell Worldwide and the former Editor-In-Chief of Outdoor & Travel Photography magazine.