Light - Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting, Fourth Edition

  • 4h 25m
  • Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua, Steven Biver
  • CRC Press
  • 2012

THE book to own if you want to understand lighting!

Light Science and Magic more than just provides set examples for photographers to follow. This international bestseller provides photographers with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. It will show you how to light the most difficult subjects such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and people.

With more information specific for digital photographers, a brand new chapter on equipment, much more information on location lighting, and more on photographing people, this brand new fourth edition will make it clear why this is one of the only recommended books by

  • THE lighting book for serious photographers
  • The only book that covers theory and physics of light
  • Full of brand new info, specific to digital photography
  • Loaded with new and inspiring full color photographs

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • How to Learn Lighting
  • Light—The Raw Material of Photography
  • The Management of Reflection and the Family of Angles
  • Surface Appearances
  • Revealing Shape and Contour
  • Metal
  • The Case of the Disappearing Glass
  • An Arsenal of Lights
  • The Extremes
  • Traveling Light