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The 5th edition softcover book Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting written by Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua and published by Focal Press provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light, with examples and instructions for practical application. Featuring photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, this book speaks to photographers of all levels. It includes information on how to light the most difficult subjects, such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extreme contrasts and portraits.
5th Edition Features
This latest edition includes an all new chapter on "Setting Up Your New Studio", an expanded chapter on portraiture, updated info about advances in flash equipment, LED panels and fluorescent lights, a new appendix on photo gear sources and over 100 new photographs and sidebars.
About the Authors
Fil Hunter was a highly respected commercial photographer specializing in still life and special effects photographs for advertising and editorial illustration. He taught photography at the university level and served as technical consultant on a number of photographic publications. Mr. Hunter won the Virginia Professional Photographer's Grand Photographic Award three times.
Steven Biver has over twenty years of experience as a commercial photographer specializing in portraits, still life, photomontage, and digital manipulation. He is also the co-author of FACES: Photography and The Art of Portraiture, another Focal Press publication.
Paul Fuqua has worked as an editorial and wildlife photographer for more than thirty-five years. He started his own production company in 1970 and is dedicated to teaching through the use of visuals.
Table of Contents
Dedication Special Thanks Introduction
Chapter 1: Light: the Beginning
Chapter 2: Light: the Raw Material of Photography
Chapter 3: The Management of Reflection and the Family of Angles
Chapter 4: Surface Appearances
Chapter 5: Revealing Shape and Contour
Chapter 6: Metal
Chapter 7: The Case of the Disappearing Glass
Chapter 8: Making Portraits
Chapter 9: The Extremes
Chapter 10: Traveling Light
Chapter 11: Setting Up Your First Studio
Appendix: Reliable Suppliers Index
Table of Contents
Practical and theoretical introduction to photographic lighting