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How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
It is one of the most expensive books I have bought at £5.44 for 88 pages and then they are double spaced so really only 44 pages.
I wanted to know how to set up the lighting for a home studio. So skip the first 62 pages, nothing about lighting set-ups there. Six lighting set-ups are discussed 1) The Rembrandt 2) Clamshell one light 3) Clamshell two lights 4) Rim lighting 5) Butterfly 6) Loop lighting. Unfortunately, for the two most complicated set-ups, the text does not correspond with the lighting diagram, so what are you supposed to do? The lighting diagrams are only for flash ie instructed to reduce output to a quarter, can't do that with continuous lighting. Only a plan view is shown without distances, it is usual to also have an isometric view to show heights. So not really a practical guide you can copy.
Obviously no editor has been involved in the production of this book, neither has it been proof read. The paper is yellow and coarse, the most professional part of this book is the glossy cover. It appears to be written by a child determined to maximise the word count. It is not worth wasting time reading it.
It's just a lot more basic than I had hoped for.
So, not one I would recommend to anyone who knows there photography skills.
However, for a total novice it would be very informative, but a few diagrams wouldn't have gone amiss to visually show
what each particular lighting pattern is that is being discussed.
You can get plenty of free video guides on this subject on you tube and discussions on photography chat forums that may be better.
The most helpful section is on the necessary gear. Elsewhere it all comes across full of jargon and confusing but this is very simply laid out with sensible advice on going about investing in what can be incredibly expensive equipment. There are lots of pictures and everything is explained in a friendly style, good for reassuring the layperson! This equipment is then collected into different bundled setups for achieving different effects and there are links to videos to see it in action, a very useful idea. Overall a terrifically useful starter guide!
Even as a novice taking your first steps into lighting I would give this book a miss, not worth the money.
The worst ever
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Clear simple text. A few residual typos, but these don't impair the sense.
Focuses on photographing people, rather than small objects, etc.
Unprofessional, very badly written, huge spacing, large font, hardly any illustrations, grammatical mistakes but worse yet the book has practically no useful information.Published 7 months ago by Katerina Fram
It goes round the houses and still leaves you having to work out where to position your lightsPublished 7 months ago by Eric webb
It is a good starter to the world of lighting for photography. Explains terms well and some sensible suggestions in it.Published 10 months ago by Sue
I have never strayed into portrait photography, it has always been landscape and wlidlife. However this book gave me a brilliant introduction to portraiture and lighting techniques... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. Leslie Parry