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01/08/2013 09:13:29 AM · #1
I'm looking for a good book/website/videos that show different lighting setups for different types of lighting effects etc. Something with examples, easy and more complex setups, the reason for different modifiers and what they can do and so on. Right now I'm working with a 430 EX II, a 500W studio strobe, 2 hard lights, and a bunch of different modifiers.
01/08/2013 09:57:50 AM · #2
I'd be interested in a good book, too.
01/08/2013 10:02:48 AM · #3
This is a good place to start...

Light Science and Magic
01/08/2013 10:06:20 AM · #4
Thank you.
01/08/2013 11:43:28 AM · #5
Hotshoe Diaries is speedlight based but still very good. I also just got Sketching Light for Christmas but have not had a chance to read it yet (though it does look very good, as well, and probably more detailed). McNally is pretty easy to read- very conversational.

I don't have it, but from what I know about it, Syl Arena's book would be perfect. It apparently has lots of comparison images showing different modifiers etc. It is speedlight-centric, but the premise of a modifier will remain the same regardless of light source..21.gif Chromeydome throws out some additional suggestions in the thread you created awhile back, too.

Lastly, I stumbled on this, which can be a great tool. It shows a comparison of all of Broncolor's modifiers.
01/08/2013 11:46:11 AM · #6
Scott Kelby's "Light it Shoot it Retouch it" is perfect for what you asking for.
01/08/2013 11:53:45 AM · #7
This website has some several good lighting cheat sheets.

Tim

Message edited by author 2013-01-08 11:59:11.
01/08/2013 11:58:32 AM · #8
Originally posted by bassbone:

This is a good place to start...

Light Science and Magic


I've read this book twice and it has changed my life.
01/08/2013 12:14:45 PM · #9
Originally posted by Dudski:

Originally posted by bassbone:

This is a good place to start...

Light Science and Magic


I've read this book twice and it has changed my life.


Great book, highly recommended

Message edited by author 2013-01-08 12:14:59.
01/08/2013 12:20:22 PM · #10
Originally posted by atupdate:

This website has some several good lighting cheat sheets.

Tim


Wowowowowow! THanks for this. What a gold mine.
01/08/2013 12:37:08 PM · #11
Originally posted by bassbone:

This is a good place to start...

Light Science and Magic


Great stuff... not only about photography!
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