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Author: Don Giannatti
ISBN13: 978-1608952328
Title: Lighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach for Digital Photographers
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Language: English
Category: Photography and Video
Publisher: Amherst Media (October 1, 2011)
Pages: 125

Lighting Essentials: A Subject-Centric Approach for Digital Photographers by Don Giannatti



All photographs by the author unless otherwise noted. People are fascinating, wondrous, challenging, exciting, and sometimes a bit terrifying. The fact that the camera can capture it all makes people one of the most widely shot subjects for both amateur and professional photographers. 20 Lighting Essentials.

Don Giannatti has been a professional photographer for more than 45 years. He teaches workshops for photographers across the United States, Canada, and Bermuda. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. This book is not a 101 on lighting. This book is for people who are serious about mastering photography by acquiring solid technique and artistry.

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Encouraging photographers to take a subject-oriented approach to lighting, this manual shows it is possible to make better decisions about both the technical and artistic aspects of lighting. It teaches how to identify qualities the subject possesses that the light will react with and how to use this knowledge to create perfect photographs. Through a variety of amply illustrated shoots, the book explains how to approach each image from the perspective of controlling the subject’s appearance to match the photographer’s vision for the picture

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In Stock - usually despatched within 24 hours. Format: Paperback, softback. Publisher: Amherst Media. Through a variety of amply illustrated shoots, the book explains how to approach each image from the perspective of controlling the subject’s appearance to match the photographer’s vision for the picture

Encouraging photographers to take a subject-oriented approach to lighting, this manual shows it is possible to make better decisions about both the technical and artistic aspects of lighting. It teaches how to identify qualities the subject possesses that the light will react with and how to use this knowledge to create perfect photographs. Through a variety of amply illustrated shoots, the book explains how to approach each image from the perspective of controlling the subject’s appearance to match the photographer’s vision for the picture. This comprehensive guide covers such topics as the benefits and drawbacks of various lighting tools, the effect of light placement, and controlling lighting ratios. Designed for intermediate-to-advanced photographers, it illustrates techniques for using light as a tool to capture the subject in the best possible manner.
Reviews: 7
Tetaian
Disclaimer: I know Don (author) personally and he has taught me many of the things I've learned about lighting and studio photography over the years.

What sets this book apart in my mind is that it doesn't start with an image and deconstructs how it was taken, but it starts with what you wanted to accomplish when you decided to create that image, and then proceeds to give you the tools to do just that. Now, reading this book will not automatically make you great at lighting everything. But it will give you the mental tools to go out and do it, and in the process get increasingly better at it. Not by trial and error, but by understanding the components of intentional and effective lighting. Don refers to it as subject centric lighting - nice catch phrase, but what it comes down is to light with intent, not just because, or luck, or with whatever your favorite gizmo of the day is.

Don does illustrate most of the techniques with example images and a little bit of gear details and discussion. Most of the gear described and used is readily available to today's amateur or pro-am. But then, if you take the book to heart, put the gear details aside, and learn the core points of the book, it doesn't matter what gear you use.

Most of the examples center around casual model photography. It would have been nice if the book used a broader range of subjects to illustrate the points, because the core principles apply to all subjects whether it's people or objects, and whether it's casual photography, editorial, or commercial work.

Who should read this book? This book is not a 101 on lighting. Readers should have at a minimum a basic working knowledge of shooting artificially light photographs, and should have access to both equipment and subjects to put the discussion into practice. This book is for people who are serious about mastering photography by acquiring solid technique and artistry. People who have done a fair amount of work with lighting might find some good reminders of why they're doing what they're doing, but the ground covered is just the fundamentals, so it may not be all news anymore.
lubov
This book is entirely different from the 8 or so other books on using strobes that I have, instead of showing equipment and showing what it does the author shows an image then shows what equipment to use to achieve the shot. Better than that, he shows the subject, discusses many possible images that might be made depending on what he feels he wants to project to the world, and then discusses the way to set up lights to achieve that goal. Also, not everything is about lighting just with strobes, but matching lights with ambient, or even just the ambient light.

This is the best photography book, not just on flash or lighting, that I've seen in a while. I'm a big fan of books that teach you how to fish instead of giving you a fish. Too many books are now hitting the shelves promising to teach you all about flash, jumping on the strobist bandwagon. In most cases, they illustrate and detail a 24" softbox to camera right at 1/2 power with another beauty dish above the subject at 1/4 power gelled 1/4 CTO, and on and on, and you haven't really learned anything because you will never encounter the same scene with the same lighting and the same perspective unless you try to copy everything, and then all you've learned is how to copy.

When going through this book, I was reminded a lot of the Ansel Adams books I studied in the early '80's, they were all about what you wanted the final print to look like, not the shot or the camera, or the lens, etc.

I really recommend that you get this book, that is if you're the type of person that really wants to learn how to do things, and not just follow instructions.
Jugore
I have been fortunate enough to have attended Don Giannatti's workshops over the past 2-3 years. He is a superb teacher and photographer. He is relentlessly positive, with a can-do attitude in any circumstance. He doesn't promote or sell gear, but teaches you how to work with the gear you have, how to get great images without feeling as if you have to spend thousands on gear. If you find one of his workshops coming to your area, by the way, you will never regret it! (check his Lighting Essentials website for schedules).

I was elated to learn that he wrote a book, and pre-ordered it immediately. I received my copy this week. It is just what I hoped for: a great educational book, informative, with examples and clear language. Now I have a good reference to go to again and again!

I highly recommend this book.