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on April 26, 2008
This is a great crash course on available lighting. Bill does not bore the reader with superfluous information but gives you very practical, up to date, information on how to maximize the use of ambient light. Lots of images and example that clarify application.

He is able to make complex concept into easily understood one. But most of all, he helps you understand lighting concepts in a way you can apply them right away.

I highly recommend it to any beginning photographer as well as a great quick reference for seasoned photographers.
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on April 30, 2008
Another easy reading book by Bill Hurter delves into the anatomy of light and the factors that affect it. Tools such as reflectors, flashes and strobes and their part in controlling light are discussed. Along with various lighting environments, techniques for using equipment and existing light to obtain images that are natural in appearance are also covered in detail. This book arms the reader with the knowledge to make the most out of every scene.
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on September 30, 2008
The title of this book lead me to believe it was about existing light wedding photography. However, it is full of information about studio lighting and non-wedding portraiture. Definitely not what I was expecting!
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on May 11, 2008
Another great resource from Bill Hurter. I purchased it for the tips on on-camera flash, and found a wealth of information not only on that topic, but on natural lights portraits as well.
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on August 30, 2013
This is great for beginners as well as the seasoned professional just wanting to brush up on their skills. I really like the diagrams of the lighting techniques, I just wish it had one for each and every example.
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on June 16, 2009
The only way I can describe this book is as one that is filled with a few well lit shots and nothing else. If you read the description in Amazon you will assume the book includes some instruction and descriptions of how the shots were lit. Once you open the book you quickly learn that there is very little to learn from the pages inside.

You are better off buying a fashion magazine and guessing how the shots are lit, this will offer you better photography to look at and cost far less.
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on November 8, 2008
Bill Hurter's EXISTING LIGHT TECHNIQUES FOR WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY tells how to modify and supplement existing light to make for more natural images. As weddings have moved from studio lighting to other more natural conditions, this provides a key analysis of how to redirect and use sunlight, window light and more to maximum professional advantage. These are key acquisitions for practicing wedding photographers and for any collection catering to them.
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on April 24, 2008
I enjoyed this book. It is always good to see how other photographers set up their images.
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