Now that you’ve had your DSLR for a at the same time as, are you in a position to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It’s all about light! The ability to see, influence, modify, keep an eye on, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots!
In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and bestselling creator Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself—how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness—and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the various conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights.
Follow at the side of Syl and you’re going to:
- Learn the basics (and beyond) of light modifiers that make light bigger and softer, such as umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, and diffusion panels
- Understand how to keep an eye on and shape the light itself with flags, grids, snoots, and the zoom function on your flash
- Appreciate the color temperature of light (whether that’s the sun, a light bulb, or a flash), and how to influence it with white balance settings on your camera and colored gels on your flash
- Learn how to take great pictures across various genres, from product and still life images, to simple (and not so simple) portraits and group shots
With Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only how light behaves—you’ll learn all you wish to have to know to get started on the journey of creating and controlling light as a way to make great shots. And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Sign up for the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you get great shots at flickr.com/groups/lightingfromsnapshotstogreatshots.