Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography

By Kirk Tuck

Packed with great photos and step by step suggestions, this ebook is a must-have for advertisement, marriage ceremony, and portrait photographers engaged on place who are looking to maximize their time at the back of the digicam and reduce their time spent hauling bulky lighting fixtures gear. the information convey easy methods to pick out simply moveable and versatile gear for position shoots, scaling down at the packing and porting of high-priced gear. With concepts and data at the most up-to-date technology—including battery-powered flashes and accessories—this reference indicates photographers how you can paintings with smaller and lighter-weight lighting apparatus with out sacrificing caliber. even if taking pictures photos, landscapes, or interiors, even if indoors or out, photographers will include the transportable process provided during this beneficial resource.

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