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Shooting in Sh*tty Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them by [Adler, Lindsay, Valind, Erik]
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About the Author

Lindsay Adler is a portrait and fashion photographer based in New York City. Her fashion editorials have been featured in dozens of publications internationally and her images have appeared in advertising campaigns and billboards throughout the country. An author of three books, you can find her as a platform speaker at events like WPPI, Photo Plus, Imaging USA, Photoshop World, and online at creativeLIVE, Kelby Training, and many more. Learn more about Lindsay at lindsayadlerphotography.com.

Erik Valind is a commercial lifestyle and portrait photographer, born and raised on the Florida beaches. Airy and energetic lifestyle imagery defines the style and vision of this Westcott-endorsed Top Pro Photographer. Inspired by the form, activity and diversity of people, Erik has lent his expertise to shape the public image of numerous national brands and campaigns. Erik shares his visual approach, techniques and passion for photography internationally at major photo events, as an author, and online as a Kelby Training instructor.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 48744 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0321862694
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (4 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NLV00G
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #312,526 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As is obvious from the title, the book teaches how to handle difficult lighting situations. It does so by examining a typical problem we all encounter too often; shooting in mid day sun, shooting in flourecent light and so on, and then step by step walking through suggestions on how to handle the problem.

I have read quite a few books on photography, lighting, composition etc, and too many of them (all of them actually) suffer from a lack of "teaching quality" - they often just show a great picture and explain how they made it. Whereas in this book they teach you how to actually get from here to there. Starting with a typical crappy photo and walking through the thought- and work process to arrive to one or more solutions.

I think it is fair to say I have gained more practical knowledge from this book than from any other so far. So five stars it is! I only hope to find more books with this approach.

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Cool book, title made me laugh, so gave it a whirl having just got a new camera and wanted to expand what I was doing with my photography a bit more. Was interested as I have directed a lot of shoots and always left it up to the photographer to get round the kind of problems you can encounter.

And I can see why they make stuff look easy, it's essential to have real world solutions up your sleeve, when you think about it, the better you are at problem solving, the more you can concentrate on what you actually want to do with the shot, so the idea of the book really appealed.

and it is a very good way to look at quick workarounds for everyday situations. i like theres a lot of pics. some have said the pics are all a bit similar, but i always feel in real life shoots, even when you've dealt with the major 'overall' problem with the scene, theres still lots of details to fix. so its good to see how to effect the situation in finer detail.

anyways, I did a shoot yesterday (i have to shoot more because of client budgets getting ever smaller) and this book saved my life about 3 times.

so worth the price about 10 times over in a day, gotta be worth a shot (no pun)
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Perhaps a little too thorough for me. goes into depth explaining how you build from crap existing light to good results. A lot of the advice in my opinion is beginner stuff, and the methods used often rely on VAL a lot (VAL = Voice Activated Lightstand ie assistant photographer). Nevertheless, this is very good reading for anyone who wants to improve their location shooting skills, and build a basic understanding of how to use flash and reflectors to counter ugly available light.
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I ordered this with another book, I so glad this came first.
I’ve read it from cover to cover.
Considering I’ve been in photography on and off for pleasure for many years and of the age of 35mm film.
This book in a word is excellent. I’ve learn't so many tips.
The book is well written easy to read and with many pictorial examples of good and bad technique.
On how to use equipment efficiently.
From reflectors to flash and fill in flash and what those colour filter are for that came with the flash gun. If you didn’t, get some.
Hints and tips to control white balance.

If you don’t buy any other book buy this one.
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Some very useful tips in here mostly making use of reflectors. Has a good set of example pictures and as the title suggests it is written in a casual, easy to understand and friendly style. Worth owning for reference.
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I would recommend this product to anyone interested in photography. Descriptive and useful for those interesed in any type of photography. Aimed at imaging people, it relates well to conditions --- The book I've been waiting for for years !
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There are gazzilions of photo books out there, some are brilliant, most are fairly dull and unispiring. This is definitely in the brilliant category. I hate using flash, but accept sometimes it's unavoidable. This book presents very punchy,readable examples of how to get the best of both natural and flash in 'Sh*tty' light using illustations from their own experience. It reads more like a sparky conversation than a dull text book and has helped me massively to try different approaches in sh*tty light to get great results. Definitely worth the money,if only cos it's such a good read.
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This is a great book, there are so many tips and lots of helpful information. It's one of the best lighting books I have ever read and gives clear before and after pictures from every different scenario.
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