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Lighting People: A Photographer's Reference

Rossella Vanon

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Photographic equipment & techniques, Prose: non-fiction

This comprehensive guide includes a complete introduction to gear and technique, and a full lighting reference featuring models of different ethnicity lit from many different angles, so you can plan a lighting concept without moving any gear.

A COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHER'S TECHNIQUES, POSING GUIDE & REFERENCE

Lighting People is an art every photographer - and every photography student - must master, and this single volume is both a complete course and the most useful reference book you can find.

SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING LIGHT
Chapter 1: Lighting Equipment - Get to grips with light every artificial light-source: Continuous Light, Flash, Studio Strobes & Speedlights, as well as modifiers.
Chapter 2: Setting The Mood - Understand the effect you can have with your lighting; hard & soft, low & high key, bounce, feathering, fall-off and more.
Chapter 3: Standard Lighting Techniques - How to pull off techniques including: Loop, Rembrandt, Butterfly, Split, Clamshell and Accent.
Chapter 4: Camera Settings - Using your camera's exposure settings to get the best from any lighting equipment.

SECTION 2: WORKING WITH LIGHT
Chapter 5: Preparation - How to evaluate your client and their brief and plan a shoot.
Chapter 6: Lighting Scenarios - Tips and tricks for doing the best whether you're shooting portraits, fashion, beauty, events or more.
Chapter 7: Getting Started - Choosing your lights and setting up your shoot.
Chapter 8: Getting Creative - Use gels, projections, blur and other effects for more unusual images.

SECTION 3: RESOURCES
Lighting Setups: Hands-on examples of studio shoots
Lighting Reference Gallery: Hundreds featuring the same four models lit against a white and a dark background from a number of different angles; the most complete lighting reference available.

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Rossella Vanon

Born in Italy, Rosella Vanon now shoots fashion & beauty photography from her studio in London. Her editorial work, internationally recognised for its meticulous use of light and colour, has been seen in a wide range of magazines, and she also has an extensive client portfolio.

When she's not shooting, Rosella teaches photography workshops, as well as speaking on the subject at major events like The Photography Show.

Rosella has won a number of awards, including Professional Photographer of the Year 2011, and the 'Art Takes Times Square' award in 2012.

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