Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People from Rocky Nook will help you advance your composition and posing skills. It will also empower you to embrace lighting as a source of creativity and expression in your photography.
Authored by renowned photographer Roberto Valenzuela, this book outlines a truly original system for understanding and controlling light. After discussing the universal nature of photography, Roberto introduces five key behaviors of light and explains how they improve your knowledge and affect the image. He then presents the concept of "circumstantial light," which examines and explains the light around you in any given situation. He provides a detailed analysis of circumstantial light and develops the top ten circumstantial light elements you need to know to produce a photograph that is true to your vision.
But how will you know if circumstantial light is enough? Roberto has the answer in the final piece of the Picture Perfect Lighting. Roberto's lighting benchmark test is an ingenious method for determining light quality in any given situation. This benchmark test helps you determine if you need a "helper light" which will allow your creativity and vision to come out in photographs. These "helper lights" are created with diffusers, reflectors, flashes, strobes, and other light modifiers. All these devices are thoroughly explained in the book. Dedicated to the power of light as opposed to the power of editing programs, this book will help you to master light, and with that mastery you will be on your way to creating a "wow" factor in your photography.