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Light & Lighting: The Definitive Guide for Serious Digital Photographers (Digital Photography Expert) [Paperback]

Michael Freeman
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9 Feb 2004 Digital Photography Expert
Light is the key element in photography – it both creates the image and defines the style and feel of a picture. How does light work, both inside and outside the digital camera? What do you need to know about sensitivity, colour temperature and exposure?

One of a new series, Digital Photography Expert, by Michael Freeman, Light & Lighting explores the capabilities of digital cameras and the theory of light, and helps you to put theory into practice and to shoot like a pro.

Through informative, succinct text and breathtaking images, you’ll learn how best to work with light, whether it’s the sun streaming through a window, the glow of a neon sign, or the warm and fragile light of a burning candle.

All the information you need to light your shots like a professional

With inspirational images and clear, easy-to-follow text to ensure you can take advantage of insider know-how

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: ILEX (9 Feb 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904705219
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904705215
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 20.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,091,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Freeman, professional photographer and author, with more than 100 book titles to his credit, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. He made the break from there in 1971 to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures extensively in the Amazon volume of their World's Wild Places series, including the cover, they encouraged him to begin a full-time photographic career.

Since then, working for editorial clients that include all the world's major magazines, and notably the Smithsonian Magazine (with which he has had a 30-year association, shooting more than 40 stories), Freeman's reputation has resulted in more than 100 books published. Of these, he is author as well as photographer, and they include more than 40 books on the practice of photography - for this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture. He is also responsible for the distance-learning courses on photography at the UK's Open College of the Arts.

Freeman's books on photography have been translated into fifteen languages, and are available on other Amazon international sites.

They are supported for readers by a regularly updated site, http://thefreemanview.com

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Michael's well-illustrated book does a great job of guiding the less experienced photographer through the challenge of photographing people. -- Photography Monthly Magazine, April 2005

About the Author

Michael Freeman is an acclaimed international photographer and writer who has published a number of titles on photography, with more than a million copies sold.

He has worked on commissions for many well-known publishing clients, including Time-Life, Reader’s Digest, Condé Nast Traveler and GEO.

His Complete Guide to Digital Photography, published in 2002, has sold over 300,000 copies.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dogital Photo 7 July 2014
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Handy book for people who like to try different lighting effects
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5.0 out of 5 stars No better book to start studying Light & Color in photography 1 Nov 2012
By JD - Published on Amazon.com
The high costs of traditional photography made me sell my camera a long while ago. When the digital revolution started, I bought a Canon EOS 350D (was it in 2006?) and started shooting again. And this time I decided to do a little learning on my own.

This is the first book on photography I bought in years, shortly after getting my first digital DSRL. It was an eye opener. Combined with the digital camera, this book made studying the theory of light and colors something not only easy, but fun altogether. It is very well written and conceived. Examples are very well chosen. I still pick it up very often,and it still is very fresh. In fact, I bought many other Michael Freeman books because of this, and no matter how good they may be I always miss on them the clarity of purpose, the method and the accuracy of examples found on this one.

Enthusiastically recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent learning material 29 Jun 2013
By Natallia - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a must have book for any beginning photographer. Concise, written in easy to read and understand format. Full of real-life examples.
I would definitely recommend this book.
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