Focal Press Book: Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting (5th Edition)

Focal Press Book: Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting (5th Edition)

Focal Press Book: Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting (5th Edition)

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  • Authors: F. Hunter, S. Biver, P. Fuqua
  • Hardcover, 382 Pages
  • Date Published: March, 2015
  • Step-by-Step Instruction & Illustrations
  • Overview of Lighting for Photography
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The 5th edition hardcover 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
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  • 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

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Focal Press 9780415719414 specs

Subject Practical and theoretical introduction to photographic lighting
Publisher Focal Press
Author Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua
Edition 5th
Format Hardcover
Pages 382, 250 Color illustrations
ISBN Number 9780415719414
Date Published 2015
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 7.6 x 1.1"

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