Amherst Media today released a new book, Sculpting with Light: Techniques for Portrait Photographers by acclaimed photographer and educator Allison Earnest.
In the book, the author shows you how to use flash, strobe, ambient light, window light, and a variety of light modifiers to create professional-quality results. The author ventures into territory left unexplored in other portrait lighting books, showing you how to use light to flatter the unique facial shape of your clientâ€”whether they tend to have a more round, oval, rectangular, long and angular, square, or triangular face.
Sculpting with Light covers the following topics:
- â€¢ Understanding the qualities of light, methods for controlling light, and how to measure the light for accurate results
- â€¢ Tools for lighting design, including flash, strobe, continuous light sources, and light modifiers
- â€¢ Portrait lighting basics, including placement of the main, fill, kicker, hair, and background lights
- â€¢ Understanding common face shapes and how they should be lit for best effect
- â€¢ Lighting techniques for photographing multiple subjects, and tips for solving common problems in group portraits
- â€¢ Sculpting subjects with ambient light for a natural look
[Site: Amherst Media]