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« on: September 20, 2011, 14:48 »
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Hi,

Could anyone suggest a great book for learning about home studio lighting for product shots, concept and creative images? I heard once of a book consisting of a load of images, each displayed alongside a diagram of lighting setup and exposure details etc. Sounds like the sort of thing I'm looking for but can't find anything like it on amazon.

I've experimented a fair bit but need some clear instruction to gain confidence in creating a shot.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Cheers,

Terry

http://swellphotographyuk.blogspot.com/


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 15:36 »
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Try Light Science and Magic. Seems excellent, a great read, though I haven't actually used it.  ;D

red

« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 15:39 »
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tab62

« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 15:51 »
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David Hobby dvd's are real good...

« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 15:53 »
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I'd recommend Amherst Media publications (available from Amazon).  They usually have detailed diagrams of the set-up of each shot displayed. I have 'Lighting for Interiors', 'Lighting for Portraits' and 'Lighting for Glamour', all of which are excellent.

http://www.amherstmedia.com/

You can't really learn photography from a book though. There is simply no substitute for experimentation and practice ... over years not days or weeks.

« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 16:10 »
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 19:04 »
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I have a copy of the "Still Life and Special Effects Photography: A Guide to Professional Lighting Techniques", Second Edition
by Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz. I thought it was a pretty useful book with good setup/plenty of illustrations and images.

I bought mine at Barnes and Nobles. Amazon carries it but through one of their sellers http://tinyurl.com/68q48cr

« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 04:59 »
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Thanks for all your help. I'll check them out.

I know there is no substitute for just taking pictures and experimenting, but I really want a bit of theory to guide my experiments and make the process a bit more efficient.

Thanks again,

Terry

« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 10:01 »
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By the way the strobist blog and the guessthelighting blog are great! The books look good too. I'll try some experiments from the blogs before buying any books.

Cheers,

Terry


 

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