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25th of May 2006 (Thu), 11:18
i'm looking into getting a few lighting magic books. i was wondering how many of you thought that it would be worth the $100 for three of his books. i'm looking at studio lighting, wedding book and one other. let me know what your thoughts are :)
25th of May 2006 (Thu), 12:27
check on Amazon, books section
there are alot of photography books, just check the names and then you can buy from your area if available or from amazon itself.
25th of May 2006 (Thu), 12:30
and before you buy, you should look into many websites, there are alot of courses and tutorials about photography. I am sure you know some or you can find yourself. here in middle east difficult to have improve in photography which low resources and disappointing behave about photography, starting with my family and some friends.
25th of May 2006 (Thu), 14:27
i've checked on amazon, but i was just wondering about these specific books. i've heard from a few that the studio lighting one is good, but just wondering about the others.
25th of May 2006 (Thu), 15:34
so what about these:
these are just few, you can find more from amazon itself, so you can find alot more from somewhere else.
I found a book about lighting or studio lighting maybe in my area but i didn't bought it, i think i will go to have it as soon as possible before you order it, lol.
25th of May 2006 (Thu), 15:41
don't you think that these are useful?
25th of May 2006 (Thu), 19:56
I've actually taken a lighting seminar from Scott. His approach to studio lighting is very common sense. He stays away from soft boxes and prefers to use diffusion panels with barndoors, just like they do with lighting for cinematography.
I have two of his books, the studio lighting and the wedding photography book. I think those would be a good start for you. I'm waiting for his posing book to be completed so I can get that.
I have yet to put his lighting techniques to work yet as I am waiting for a house to be built that will have studio space set aside. But during the seminar, we expiermented with the various styles of lighting on a hired model. I recommend this seminar and his books. Don't expect fancy stuff with a lot of gimmicks. Scott uses a basic approach to produce beautiful lighting techniques.
25th of May 2006 (Thu), 21:04
I have two of Scotts books, they're very practical and great intro books. I don't agree with everything in his wedding book, but I enjoyed reading it and understanding his approach. His lighting book is great, best i've seen.
26th of May 2006 (Fri), 19:17
I would expect his books to be excellent based on the posts he's made over at FM--very well-thought out & useful. I'm waiting for the posing book, then I'll do the three book deal.
26th of May 2006 (Fri), 19:29
Scott posts here occasionally, under the username "lightingman". Use the advanced search to find his posts, they're very well though out and very informative.
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