Light science and magic photography book
Light Science & Magic, 5th Edition [Book]BC Books May "The first book on photographic lighting that is worth using as a text. Light - Science and Magic is about principles, not cheap tricks or the authors' portfolio. Fil Hunter is a highly respected commercial photographer specializing in still life and special effects photographs for advertising and editorial illustration. He has taught photography at the university level and has served as technical consultant on a number of photographic publications. He lives in Alexandria, VA. Dedicated to teaching through visuals, he has written and produced educational and training material in a variety of fields, including law, science, and nature.
Light Science and Magic : An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
This highly respected text, now in paperback, has been thoroughly updated and revised. It introduces a logical theory of photographic lighting - one that teaches beginning photographers to predict results before setting up lights. This is not primarily a how-to book with only set examples for photographers to follow. Rather, "Light: Science and Magic" provides the reader with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. Numerous photographs and illustrations provide clear examples of the theories delineated within the text, while sidebars highlight special lighting questions. Although styles of photographic lighting continue to change, "Light: Science and Magic" does not go out of fashion because it is not based on style; rather it is based on the behavior of light. These principles will not change until fundamental physics does.
Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style, no matter how sophisticated cameras and other technology get. Even with the most high-tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results. This key skill has the power to dramatically and quickly improve photographs. Light Science and Magic provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light, with examples and instructions for practical application. Featuring photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, this book speaks to photographers of varying levels.