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jookster
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What books or training videos on lighting do you guys recommend?

I just bought this one - http://photowhoa.com/mitchell_kanashkevich_book_bundle
(you might have to type in your e-mail to check it out - it's one of those daily deals sites haha)

And it was pretty awesome.

Let me know your suggestions.



Dec 03, 2011 at 06:16 AM
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Hi There,

Check out "Light, Science and Magic" by Fil Hunter et al. for a good start. Really informative.

If you shoot with strobes I really like "Speedlighter's Handbook" by Sly Arena. It is Canon based but excellent for those of us trying to learn good strobe technique.

Hope that helps,
Mike



Dec 03, 2011 at 06:35 AM
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jookster wrote:
What books or training videos on lighting do you guys recommend?


Ditto the above for Light -- Science & Magic. It's a complete course in understanding not just how to light, but how light works.

I also like On-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography by Neil van Niekerk.

Finally, I can recommend Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook for an introduction into posing and lighting.

jookster wrote:
...I just bought this one - http://photowhoa.com/mitchell_kanashkevich_book_bundle (you might have to type in your e-mail to check it out - it's one of those daily deals sites haha)


You can also check them out without having to give any PII in advance here: http://www.mitchellkphotos.com/ebooks.html



Dec 03, 2011 at 08:51 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Books on lighting?


To be honest, the best info is online and usually free. Read lighting 101 on the strobist site and after that experiment yourself, look at examples with setups posted by others and reverse engineering shots you see in magazines/online. After a while you see almost everything is a variation of standard ideas and setups.

The best info are ones with lots setups and explanations rather than how-to books. Mcnally's books like hotshoe diaries are good, lightenupandshoot ebook is also good if you are starting.



Dec 03, 2011 at 11:11 AM





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