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The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography (Lark Photography Book) [Paperback]

Michael Freeman
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Table of Contents

Section 1: Light & the Camera
Light as we see it
Dynamic range
Light on the sensor
Bit depth and light
The colour of light
Colour temperature, real and correlated
Measuring light
The histogram
Changing sensitivity
White balance and hue
Exposure strategies
Section 2: Daylight
One source, many variables
Pure sunlight
Height of the sun
Tropical sunlight
Clouds as diffusers
Clouds as reflectors
Golden Light
Soft Light
A foggy day
Twilight and night
Keeping pace with the end of the day
Shooting into sunlight
Section 3: Artificial Light
Incandescent light
Fluorescent light
Vapour discharge light
Mixed light sources
Section 4: Photographic Lighting
Camera-mounted flash
Mains flash
Incandescent lighting
Daylight (HMI) lighting
High-performance fluorescent
Lighting supports
Reflectors and diffusers
Reflectors and flags
Effects lights
Section 5: Digital Lighting
Camera calibration
Fitting the tonal range to the gamut
Changing brightness
Changing contrast
Revealing shadows
Eyesight and high dynamic range
High dynamic range and realism
Exposure, bracketing, Photoshop blending
Dedicated blending software
HDR imaging
Generating HDRIS
Tone-mapping methods
Tone-mapping with a curve
Advanced HDR curve adjustment
Previewing HDR images
Choosing the merging method
Time-lapse daylight
Multiple layered lighting
Digital flare control
Digital fog
Synthetic sunlight
Lighting for QTVR
Section 6: The Craft of Lighting
Revealing texture
Transparency & translucency
Positioning the main light
Fill lights and reflectors
Portraits with fill
Side and rim-lighting
Full frontal lighting
Overhead lighting
Multiple light sources
Lighting spaces
Making light softer
Enveloping light
Making light sharper
Optical Precision Lighting

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