In Chroma: A Photographer's Guide to Lighting with Color from Rocky Nook, photographer Nick Fancher helps you elevate your game when it comes to using bold and creative colors in your flash and strobe work.
Learning to work with light is a crucial component to becoming a successful photographer, and the ability to use and manipulate light sources to fit your creative vision is a vitally important skill that cannot be overrated. When speaking of the crafting of light, we often speak in terms of the quality and intensity of light, but there is another component of light that is equally important to the photographer - the color of light. This is true whether you or using a small hot shoe flash or a powerful strobe.
Illustrated with innovative and expressive imagery, Chroma explains color theory, white balance, and gels. You will be shown how to determine which colors compliment your subject matter, whether you're shooting people or products. Also provided are lighting diagrams, behind-the-scene photos, and Adobe Lightroom settings. Used together, these lessons makes it easy for you to follow along as Nick Fancher takes you from the initial concept of a photo to the final edit and print.
- Mixing, balancing, and overpowering ambient light with artificial light
- Layering colors for unique color combinations
- Mixing hard and soft light to achieve rich color
- Lighting details and textures
- Using gobos to control and shape light
- Post-processing for vibrant color
- How and why to light with color for both color and black and white photography
Table of Contents
- Getting Started with Gels
- Ambient Light: Correcting vs. Pushing
- Creative Colors
- Layering Colors
- Modifier Options
- Mixing Hard and Soft Strobe
- Mixing Strobe and Ambient
- Catching the Light
- Color in Black and White