This must-have book includes 135 detailed lighting diagrams and step-by-step discussions that teach you how to most effectively light a wide array of products, interiors, and models.
Morrissey starts with a discussion on the types and characteristics of light you’re likely to encounter on the job. You’ll also learn how to select and use cameras, electric flash units, and modifiers to sculpt the light to suit your creative vision.
Next, you’ll learn how making small changes in your product lighting will allow you to present your subject in the most provocative possible way. You’ll learn how repositioning lights and modifiers, and adding and subtracting units from the set will provide a wide array of lighting options with a single subject. Finally, you’ll get an inside look at the strategies Morrissey used to create some of his most challenging assignments and remarkable images.
From lighting glass objects to photographing models indoors and out, this handbook demonstrates how to effectively use and control light using a variety of traditional and unconventional lighting equipment. Written by award-winning photographer Robert Morrissey for both the professional and the serious amateur photographer, this guide explains the different types of light and how to work with modifiers such as panels, umbrellas, grids, and mirrors. More than 100 detailed lighting diagrams help ensure proper placement and are useful while pitching ideas to clients. Money-saving equipment and accessory alternatives are discussed along with strategies for working through obstacles during a shoot, making this manual a must-have resource for success on every project. This revised edition includes incorporates new equipment references, while adding several up-to-date case studies.
Robert Morrissey is a commercial photographer and the owner of Morrissey & Associates. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic Explorer, Time, and the Wall Street Journal and his images have been used by such companies such as GNC, Hallmark, Lady Foot Locker, and Olympus. He lives in Louisville, Colorado.