Light Science and Magic, An Introduction to Photographic Lighting, 4th ed. has been thoroughly updated and revised. It introduces a logical theory of photographic lighting - one that teaches beginning photographers to predict results before setting up lights.
This is not primarily a how-to book with only set examples for photographers to follow. Rather, Light - Science and Magic, 4th Edition provides the reader with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. Numerous photographs and illustrations provide clear examples of the theories delineated within the text, while sidebars highlight special lighting questions. Instructions for shooting subjects such as metal, glass, liquids as well as more complicated situations such as black-on-black and white-on-white will be covered.
Although styles of photographic lighting continue to change, Light - Science and Magic does not go out of fashion because it is not based on style; rather it is based on the behavior of light. These principles will not change until fundamental physics does.
About the Author: Fil Hunter: Commercial photographer and coauthor of Light-Science and Magic.
Paul Fuqua: Professional Editorial writer and photographer
Steven Biver: Commercial photographer, former clients include Adobe, Mobil, Newsweek, Black and Decker
- How to Learn Lighting; Light, The Raw Material of Photography; The Management of Reflection and the Family of Angles; Surface Appearances; Revealing Shape and Contour; Metal; The Case of the Disappearing Glass; An Arsenal of Lights; The Extremes; Traveling Light; Index NEW: Equipment, Location Lighting