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Lighting and Photographing Transparent and Translucent Surfaces [Paperback]

Dr. Glenn Rand , Michelle Perkins , Barbara A. Lynch-Johnt
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4 Jun 2009
A step-by-step, comprehensive guide to the

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Amherst Media (4 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584282444
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584282440
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 28.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 430,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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a rigorous theoretical approach to lighting --control, ensuring readers are confident capturing

glass, plastic and water surfaces to name but a --few. Ample images and diagrams reinforce all of

the key concepts which are outlined, ensuring --speedy, efficient results.

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challenges of photographing transparent and

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 17 April 2012
By TerryB
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Provides good clear advice on photographing glass and similarly transparent objects. The book is very well presented with good illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star book 3 Jan 2012
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I don't know any other book that explains the subject better. Shiny glass, round bottles, clear or dark glass ... they all cause problems with photography and lighting. The book shows set-ups for all situations to be copied with your own products. No expensive materials needed, just good understanding of a complex matter. Whenever I find myself in my photo studio with a transparent or shiny object, I just re-open this book to check what I did wrong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting book 10 Jan 2009
By Dawn Johns - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
One look at this book and its not hard to tell it is going to be different than any other photography book. The mystery is taken out of how to achieve the best results when photographing transparent and translucent surfaces. I gained confidence and learned a lot of useful information when incorporating elements such as water, glass, ice and plastic into my images. I was also impressed with the detailed breakdown provided by this book which clarifies the effect a certain lighting situation will have on the subject. This is one of the more unique and interesting photography books out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique reference book 18 April 2009
By K. Mosmen - Published on Amazon.com
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What appeals to me about this book is its unique content. This is the first book I have read regarding shooting translucent surfaces! Since it is, I consider it my Bible! There is a lot to be learned from another great Amherst publication.... Highly recommended for anyone interested in this subject.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating Book! 30 April 2009
By Eclectic Book Girl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Great information on shooting clear and translucent surfaces. The detail provided makes this book a valuable reference tool for anyone interested in shooting these sometimes difficult surfaces. This book has inspired me and given me confidence to incorporate translucent surfaces in to my images.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great second book! Encore, encore! 22 July 2010
By R. F. Rynkowski - Published on Amazon.com
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Both of Dr. Rand's books are great! See my review on his other book on photography lighting.Lighting for Photography: Techniques for Studio and Location Shoots Both great books, buy the pair and read the other first then read this one. Lighting and Photographing Transparent and Translucent Surfaces: A Comprehensive Guide to Photographing Glass, Water, and More Your money will be well spent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference 8 Jun 2010
By Image Print Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
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Rand tackles one of the most difficult subjects with precision, depth, and clarity. Every photographer must deal with photographing transparent and translucent objects, and few become expert at this challenging subject. You'll find everything you need to know here to deal with reflections, distortion, and other aspects you're likely to encounter when photographing water, glass, and similar objects. This unique guide is an essential reference for any serious photographer.
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