Book Review: Learning to Lightin Reviews: Books, Lessons, Workshops
By 528.v1/Chris (1,672)
on March 20, 2002 11:56:31 AM CST
Learning to LightAuthor: Roger Hicks & Frances Shultz
Publisher: Collins & Brown
ISBN: 1-85585-607-7 (Hardback) Amazon stock the softback and dont show its ISBN
Format: 270 x 180mm hardback, 160 pages, over 200 pictures and 75 set up diagrams
This book took me a long time to find but it was worth the hunt. It deals almost exclusively with artificial light including tungsten floods, flash and specialist equipment. The book is split into two major parts Techniques & Equipment and Projects. The projects range from tabletop still life to room interiors combined with portraits and a couple of examples of nude work.
The best aspect of this book is that it only covers lighting so its not fighting for space as a chapter in a general photography book. It gets quite technical but the learning curve is very moderate and accessible to the beginner. It is almost entirely camera independent film or digital doesnt matter here. There is a glossary and guides on how to build up a lighting system.
If you are serious about understanding and controlling your lighting then this is a good place to start.
Search by Shultz light on Amazon to find this book.
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