"Lighting Essentials - A Subject Centric Approach Lighting for Digital Photographers" by Don Giannatti is a wonderful book.
If you have just picked up your first DSLR camera and are just getting started, this book, will be a little over your head.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Photography, especially (but not limited to) flash photography.
It's a fine book, full of brilliant lighting ideas and techniques. But example photos include a woman posing in a bra, panties and high heels, another of a woman in lingerie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by melissa
I started reading this book after Don's live Lighting Essentials class. At the time, I had been a natural light photographer for 14 years and the thought of using advanced strobe... Read morePublished 15 months ago by LaRae Lobdell
Don Giannatti's insights and techniques are thoughtful and make good business sense. Striving to bring out the best in each subject one encounters is key to success in portraiture... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Don C.
A great way to learn to previsualize your photos, the effects, the way light will behave in your subject.
What caught my attention was the natural look of the images. Read more
Don's "subject-centric" approach to lighting that this book is based on is key to any aspiring photographer that is looking to work as anything other than a cookie-cutter... Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Keith Taylor
Written in an off the cuff style, this rather informal guide has the feeling of an amateur photographer not wanting to put in a great deal of work to make a concrete guide on... Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by Richard Campbell
Lighting is a great advanced level book, giving away some decent technical info and style advice. The scenarios that Giannatti takes the reader thropugh are great and have a nice... Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by Snarfy G.
Don Giannatti loves photography and loves to share what he knows, both of which come through in this book. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by James Bass
This book is excellent.
Everything is covered from basic exposure control through lighting position and softness. Read more