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The approach taken is very practical, focusing on building on the users competence throughout the book.
A new chapter, Lighting Techniques is to be included devoted to specific examples and illustrations of specific lighting techniques. These include a selection of examples; portraiture, fashion set-ups and mixed lighting techniques appropriate to a location situation. As well as a solid grounding in the principles of lighting techniques these real world examples will provide the reader with all they need to know to manage a shoot in a particular environment.
Reference will also be given to digital capture running in parallel with traditional film imaging.
This is an inspirational text; as well as encouraging visual expression; it is a highly structured learning tool that ensures all the essential skills are learnt and applied to help improve use of light in photography.
John Child lectures in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia - the leading photography course in the southern hemisphere. He has worked for many years as a professional photographer, with clients including Ford, Singapore Airlines, American Express and British Airways.
Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
"The book is well illustrated and will provide a wealth of inspiration to the reader...an excellent resource." - Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
"Packed with technical information relevant to film and/or digital photography...there is much information for intermediate photographers here, whether you are on a course or not."
"...packed with techniques needed for working with light to produce creative and professional standard work." - Photography Monthly