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Studio and Location Lighting Secrets for Digital Photographers Paperback – September 22, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0470521250 ISBN-10: 0470521252 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470521252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470521250
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,339,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Light makes the photo. Literally

Light — the central element of photography. Master the use of light, and you can create an infinite variety of moods with your photography. Few are better suited to show you how than Rick Sammon, Canon Explorer of Light, and fashion photographer Vered Koshlano. Whether in the studio with props and climate control, or on one of Rick's sojourns abroad, these lighting secrets enhance your photographic skills and help you create images of breathtaking quality.

  • Identify the many ways in which lighting communicates

  • Select your accessories with care: hot lights, strobes, diffusers, reflectors, and others

  • Learn how to create movie-star and high-fashion effects, unique portraits, and irresistible baby pictures

  • Meet the special challenges posed by outdoor settings

  • Discover how lighting helps tell different stories with your images

  • Make appropriate adjustments in Photoshop® to enhance your lighting effects even more

Bonus DVD includes more than an hour of professional lighting tips, tricks, and techniques involving reflectors, diffusers, accessory flashes, and more. See the DVD appendix for complete system requirements.

Includes DVD with Rick's favorite lighting and camera tips!

About the Author

Rick Sammon is among a select group of professional photographers to earn the designation of Canon Explorer of Light. Famous for his exotic travel photography, Rick has written more than 30 books and gives photography workshops and seminars worldwide.

Vered Koshlano has experience on both sides of the camera. Combining her experience as an actress with her technical expertise, she specializes in fashion, beauty, and glamour studio shots. She has been a featured instructor at the Lepp Institute of Photography.


More About the Author

Rick Sammon has published 31 books, incluidng Rick Sammon's Digital Photography Secrets, Face to Face, Exploring the Light and Rick Sammon's Pocket Guide to Travel Photography.

Rick writes for PCPhoto, Outdoor Photographer and Layers magazine.

Rick hosts photography and Photoshop shows on kelbytraining.com .
Rick gives more than a dozen photography workshops (including private workshops) and presentations around the world each year. He also presents at Photoshop World, which Rick says is a 'blast.'

Rick is also the author of the Canon Digital Rebel XT lessons on the Canon Digital Learning Center. He is also a Canon Explorer of Light.

When asked about his photo specialty, Rick says, 'My specialty is not specializing.'

See www.ricksammon.com for more information.

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Very helpful and inspirational.
Molly
I get the impression that someone else prodded him to write this book, it doesn't seem an endeavor of his own.
John Woods
I recommend the book for anyone's bookshelf reference.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Telnt on January 4, 2011
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I have been buying and reading a lot of photography-related books lately, and this book is by far the most uninspiring one I have read. Here are my reasons.

1. The author can not stick with the title of the book, which is LIGHTING, but instead, the information offered is from everywhere, from photoshop add-ons, to photography schools. So the suggestion here is to rename the book Photography 101.

2. I appreciate the author offering the brands of the equipments for reference, but it becomes a cheap form of advertising when the details come to the point of "entering whatever code, or telling whoever referred you".

3. As a photographer, I am a very visual person, so if you can not catch my eyes with the images, most unlikely you can catch my attention to the text on how you created those images. There are very few images in the book can be regarded as eye-catching.

4. The last, there are very few "secrets" offered by the book, probably one or two I can remember. Have you ever had experience that you get pissed off after finishing a book because you felt it was a waste of time? If not, this book is your chance!
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By Tak1024 on July 22, 2013
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In the first 9 pages it is mentioned 3 times that this is the authors 34th book. I am not surprised. He does not put a lot of information in each one, judging by this book. The font is unusually large and reminds me that I might be reading a children's book. Combine that with the many pics that actually are pretty nice and there is not much content. This is great for a beginner but not for someone with more than basic knowledge looking to advance their art.
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So Im a freelance wedding photography but I know NOTHING of studio photography... I bought this book because Ive recently opened my own indoor studio and I was in desperate need of indoor studio tips and I bought this on a whim because it came with a dvd. I fell in love with the book and the dvd.

Sure some of the tips were basic but for someone starting off, this is excellent and super great for beginners!
this is a great purchase for someone looking to start off and with some basic equipment and someone looking for easy ideas and basic know how with reflectors and basic info.

As a photographer...I thought this book was an excellent how to book. I loved it. Its an excellent addition to my collection and i picked up a few pointers for my studio :)
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By John Woods on October 6, 2011
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I like Rick Sammon's work and his style of teaching but this book falls flat. "Secrets" is a misnomer for the information provided in this book. I get the impression that someone else prodded him to write this book, it doesn't seem an endeavor of his own. While its intent is to instruct, it fails to inspire, so its really quite hard for a reader to get excited about trying any of these techniques. If you have a friend that has this book, it would be a good item to borrow, I wouldn't spend my money on it again.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Molly on July 31, 2011
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Totally loved the book. Very helpful and inspirational. I'm a fan of the author and have many of Rick Sammon's books. His books always give you more than what you are hoping for.
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