New from Amherst: Sculpting with Light, Techniques for Portrait Photographers by Allison Earnest

Sculpting with Light, Techniques for Portrait Photographers by Allison Earnest

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 client—whether they tend to have a more round, oval, rectangular, long and angular, square, or triangular face.

Sculpting with Light covers the following topics:

  • • Understanding the qualities of light, methods for controlling light, and how to measure the light for accurate results
  • • Tools for lighting design, including flash, strobe, continuous light sources, and light modifiers
  • • Portrait lighting basics, including placement of the main, fill, kicker, hair, and background lights
  • • Understanding common face shapes and how they should be lit for best effect
  • • Lighting techniques for photographing multiple subjects, and tips for solving common problems in group portraits
  • • Sculpting subjects with ambient light for a natural look

[Site: Amherst Media]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

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

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