Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography by Kirk Tuck

Professional Techniques for Location Photography by Kirk Tuck

Amherst Media has released a new book, Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography by Kirk Tuck, which shows photographers how to shoot great photos by minimizing the equipment, not the lighting.

“Photographers who shoot on location with traditional studio lighting equipment may find that they spend more time more packing and porting their expensive equipment than designing beautiful light,” says Kirk. “I looked back over years of shooting and realized that half the battle of location lighting was the logistics of dragging hundreds of pounds of equipment from my studio to my car and from my car to various offices, manufacturing plants, and other venues, to make well lit photographs for my clients.”

To remedy this situation, Kirk looked to the latest in technology and developed methods for working with small, computerized, battery-powered flash units and lightweight accessories. In doing so, he found that he could do many of the assignments he’d done in the past without having to use heavy lighting equipment originally designed to be used in studios.

He shares all these in the new book:

• Choosing digital flash equipment, controllers, and power sources
• Tips for using small flash units for maximum effect when lighting people indoors and out
• Light modifiers for softer lighting effects
• Blending flash with existing light for more natural-looking effects
• Accurately controlling color temperatures to minimize post production corrections

This book is a must for commercial, wedding, and portrait photographers who want to maximize their time behind the camera and minimize their time spent hauling cumbersome lighting equipment.

[Site: Amherst Media]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.