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4.5 out of 5 stars

on 12 September 2011
This is a great resource book for advanced photographers. Like 'Lighting for Portrait Photography' by Steve Bavister it is a book of images accompanied by lighting diagrams but the lighting is much more interesting.
Perhaps not all the images will be to everyone's liking but knowing how to create the lighting effects will surely prove useful. I've been shooting with increasingly complex set-ups in the studio and I always want to find new ways to work. For a while I've been finding that too many photography books aim at beginners and don't really offer much beyond that. This is the first book that I've seen for ages that shows more ambitious and complex lighting ideas. It doesn't waste chapters droning on about gear so the bulk of the volume is useful. If you're coming to this book you know the difference between a beauty dish and an umbrella.
OK, some of the quotes from photographers are a bit pretentious but, frankly, I didn't really buy it for the text: you can use this book in seconds because of its visual design and that's what I like best about it.
It's far more interesting and educational that the majority of the portraiture books out there: let's face it, fashion portraiture is where it's happening creatively!
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on 22 March 2012
Being an avid photographer I am currently building a great collection of photography books of which this book is so far my favourite. The fashion shots presented are amazing, and the clear and concise explanation on how to active the shots yourself is very much on point. I find this book inspirational and having instructions on how to achieve the same or an alternative of the original is a great help especially since I am still finding my feet with regards to studio and on location photography. This is a great book for anyone interested in fashion, fashion photography or for those just wanting to own a great photo book. [[ASIN:1907579141 Light & Shoot: 50 Fashion Photos]
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on 1 December 2012
The main thing I like about this book is that it shows other photographer's lighting techniques in little easy to read diagrams and shows which lighting they have used, making it easy to get inspired and maybe try some of them out. It shows studio as well as location shots which is quite nice. I would definitely recommend it to anyone starting out with lighting in their photography.
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on 6 May 2012
This is an excellent introduction to fashion photography for beginners and professionals alike. The writing is fresh and to the point. Not only is the photographer able to discuss his own work but the author Chris Gatcum also creates a separate view "Get the Look" which is an additional and no less important view on the work and the lessons learned. Inspirational photographs are accompanied by 3D views of the lighting set up. I would recommend it.
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on 27 October 2013
This is a very interesting book for all aspiring fashion shooters. It has 50 images, each with description of lighting set up used. Enough to you anyone a good understanding of lighting techniques.
You really do start to understand why lighting is so very important.
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on 24 November 2014
Great book on how fashion, advertising and commercial shots are set up on location and in studio.
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on 14 August 2015
A great addition to my library.
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on 13 April 2012
This is a fairly good book, which provides a short introduction to lighting technique and is a good reference. The images aren't inspirational but aren't cringeworthy either. This would give a good grounding for people to look at photographs in magazines etc. and be able to work out roughly what lighting was used.
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on 12 October 2015
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on 12 May 2012
nice simple setups and reasons for them from some wonderful photographers, full of useful information and images. If you have little or no idea of a working studio this will get you started :)
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