Synopses & Reviews
Learn to light your photographs creatively using small flashes and other lighting gear with 24 inspiring examples from contributors to David Hobby’s famed Web site, Strobist.com. On the reverse side of each photo you’ll find a lighting diagram and helpful tips. Tear out individual cards and take them with you for quick reference on your next shoot.
Strobist Photo Trade Secrets volumes 1 and 2 are all about giving you the inspiration and tools to help make your photographs the best they can be. It doesn’t take hundreds of pages of instructions or piles of complicated theories to take great photographs. Photo Trade Secrets use microlessons—each with a simple-to-understand diagram, tips, and a clear description accompanying an inspiring image—so you can spend less time reading and more time shooting.
Photo Trade Secrets postcard books are high-quality trade paperbacks, with perforated pages of thick card stock—so you can simply tear them out and take individual microlessons with you when you shoot.
Whether you duplicate the photos in the book or use the techniques as a takeoff point for creating your own dynamic family photos, killer commercial shots, or eyecatching masterworks, you’ll find Photo Trade Secrets to be the fastest, most fun and effective way to take your photography to the next level.
Grab your Photo Trade Secrets and get out there and shoot!
"This collection of beautiful photographs, insightful text, and clever diagrams proves you don't need to spend megadollars on equipment to come up with wonderfully lit photographs. It shows you how to get great lighting with house lamps, cheap strobes, umbrellas, gels, reflector cards and other common household items. As a bonus, it inspires you with creative ways to use these techniques."
— Udi J. Tirosh, Editor, DIYPhotography.net
Readers will learn photography lighting studio and location techniques to help take their photographs to the next level with this set of images selected by popular Strobist blogger and photographer David Hobby. This collection of images delivers a fresh and easy way to learn photography thanks to the included location and studio lighting diagrams along with photo lighting tips on every card (which is actually a page in the book that can be torn out).
There is one gallery-worthy image on each page with insights and lighting diagrams on the flip side. Printed in an easily portable, postcard-style format, the book can quickly drop into a camera bag--or, with the perforated pages, users can pull out individual cards with images and diagrams to take with them on their next shoot.
Edited by Zeke Kamm of Nice Photography magazine, readers can be sure these cards will help them raise their game--and entertain them, too Quickly find creative inspiration and learn inventive, professional photography techniques. It's all right here in a format aimed specifically at helping readers improve their photography skills. And with its advantage of ease and portability, this friendly collection of incredible images and insights need never be more than arm's length away.
Learn to light your photographs creatively using small flashes and other lighting gear with 24 inspiring examples from contributors to David Hobby's famed Web site, Strobist.com. On the reverse side of each photo you'll find a lighting diagram and helpful tips. Tear out individual cards and take them with you for quick reference on your next shoot.
About the Author
Fine art portrait photographer Zeke Kamm has spent over 15 years writing and developing television and feature films and is the editor of the online Nice Photography Magazine
(www.nicephotomag.com) and Trade Secret Cards (www.tradesecretcards.com).
Photographer David Hobby is the popular blogger behind Strobist.com. The Strobist website and community is about one thing: Learning how to use off-camera flash with your DSLR to take your photos to the next level. Or the next ten levels.