Revised and expanded edition.
Although photography is all about light...it's actually the shadows that define form and textures!
When you get tired of flat, boring, 2d photos and want to have lifelike images that pop off the page, this Volume of the "On Target Photo Training" course is the answer!
Here is a copy of the table of contents to show a little of what is covered...
Light Makes Shadow
Color Temperature - Kelvin Scale
Reflected Light Meter
Problems With Reflected Light
Incident Light Meter
Ambient Light Qualities
Shadows From Hard Ambient Light
Soft Ambient Light Shadows
The Main/Key Light
Planning The Shadow
Do You HATE Those Pesky Shadows?
Shadows Define Form And Texture
The Fill Light
Learning Photography Lighting Techniques!
Photo Exercise 2
Fixing Problem Areas
Shadow Lighting Patterns
Texture Requires Shadow!
Photo Exercise 3
Additional Photo Training
We spend a lot of time discussing light and various qualities of light - to get a better understanding of shadows!
Ambient Light: This is the light we will be using the most. Here we thoroughly cover what is is and how to work with it! Once we know how to control the light, we can control the shadows that define our shapes and textures.
The Main/Key Light: Before you can learn to master the shadows, you need to understand the light that is making them! Each light source whether it is ambient light or studio light (or both) creates it's own set of shadows. And it's own set of problems and opportunities!
Shadows: The shape, position and depth of the shadows - and your mastery of them - is what will turn your photos from dull lifeless "pictures" into something you will be proud to not only put on the wall...but you will be proud to sign them too!
The Fill Light: Here is the key to controlling the depth of your shadows and bringing emotion into your art.
Fixing Problem Areas With (Or Without) Shadows: Every face and every scene has flaws that you can "fix" in your camera. Every subject you shoot wants and deserves to look like a million bucks! It's your job as a photographer to make that happen.
Glare: Glare in glasses can easily ruin a photo. Plus it's incredibly difficult to "fix" in Photoshop. Fixing it in camera is really easy once you know how.
You are closer than you think to creating truly amazing photographs that will be the envy of your friends and family!