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Master Lighting Guide for Commercial Photographers Paperback – 12 Jul 2007

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"Includes 135 detailed lighting diagrams to help recreate . . . lighting effects." --"Studio Photography"

About the Author

Robert Morrissey is a commercial photographer and the owner of Big Red Nose Productions. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including "National Geographic Explorer," "Time," and "The Wall Street Journal "and his images have been used by such

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book for new photographers 18 April 2011
By Abdulrahman Aljabri - Published on
Format: Paperback
I had the opportunity to browse this book extensively and as a professional photographer I found few new things to learn. For example, the author puts an effort to educate the reader about tools that are rarely discussed in lighting books such as panels. There is a whole section that is dedicated to illustrating the different effects one can produce from changing the position of the light behind the panel without moving the panel from its original position.

Another section discusses dramatic lighting techniques to light food and products. In a later section the author discusses his way of lighting interiors. While I don't use his interior lighting method, it is interesting to learn for when I need something different at some point in time.

The portrait lighting section was pretty weak compared to other available books on lighting, but that is the point. This book offers allot of useful information in areas that other books don't cover and that is why it is unique and useful. Defiantly recommended for new photographers interested in divers lighting techniques that go beyond portraiture lighting.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Picture says it all. 13 Mar. 2014
By Wild Nelly - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A Professional Photographer suggested this book. I do not do well with written instructions. This book offers a photograph and set-up diagrams of each affect you are trying to achieve along with the written descriptions.
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A basic guide, nothing unique or interesting 24 Nov. 2007
By Zirgaliam - Published on
Format: Paperback
This guide is great for the beginner, but as someone who has been in the photography world for years, I was hoping for something that would push my creative lighting skills. This book definitely did not do that. I also found it to be incredibly boring. While the model shots could be nice for the right person, the hundreds of shots of volleyballs were just horrible. Unless you are a true beginner, skip this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Big step forward 21 July 2015
By D. MacLeod - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am an amateur who needs to understand the basics of lighting arrangements for visual effects. This is an excellent introduction. It is clearly written, easy to understand, and comprehensive. A main feature of the book is showing the effects of different lights on the same model. Moreover, there are a quite a number of other photos that illustrate points, but which are fun and interesting photos in and of themselves.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the college-level collection strong in photography studies. 6 Mar. 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
What skills produce top images and big sales? Lighting has a lot to do with a photo's success or failure, and the basics of commercial lighting are here revealed in a guide covering how to use and capture light. From selecting commercial equipment to creating setups and shooting using panels, grids, umbrellas and more to soften or accent lighting, Master Lighting Guide for Commercial Photographers is filled with both photo how-tos and business tips for neo-professionals. Perfect for the college-level collection strong in photography studies.
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