Strong comprehension of the fundamentals of lighting is crucial to capturing great photographs, but mastering lighting can be challenging. Lighting requires carefully evaluating the natural light, deciding when and where to use flash, additional lighting sources, reflectors, and diffusers. And from there, a photographer must decide where to place each lighting element.
It may sound simple, but it can be a difficult skill for new digital photographers to master and even intermediate to advanced photographers often have more to learn in order to perfect their lighting. In the convenient camera-bag friendly Digital Field Guide format, readers will learn how to confidently leave the safety of automatic settings and start to understand how controlling the settings themselves will result in better photographs. This book teaches readers how to light their images carefully which is an essential step in capturing a strong photograph. Stunning and colorful photographs of people, wildlife, and landscapes will inspire readers to practice their new skills in lighting to get frame-worthy photographs. Lighting Digital Field Guide will also include the newest feature in the Digital Field Guide series - a color checker card built directly into the book in the form of a tear-out card. A color checker card is similar in function to a white balance card, ensuring that photographers maintain true color in their photographs.
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