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Available Light Glamour Photography is a book more about how to light the shots than the models themselves.
The book begins with author Joe Farace talking us through why you should use available light. He comes up with three main answers; itï¿½s cheap, less stressful for the models and fast to ï¿½set upï¿½. It will save you buying loads of expensive studio equipment, which can only be a good thing.
Farace explains the different temperatures of light, and the effects they have on a photo, before going on to tell us how to read light through metering patterns and how to compensate exposures in shots.
Also covered in detail is outdoor lighting, and using reflectors and scrims to control the light. Farace looks at digital workflow, too, and changing the look of the picture in post production.
Each photo in the book has an explanation of how, where and what settings were used to take it, making the book useful for any portrait photographer wanting to learn more about using available light in their photography.
The glamour photography aspect of this book seems to be lost, using photos of the models but only concentrating on the lighting, which makes the book a little stuck in between genres. While it is useful for learning about lighting, there are more varied books on lighting out there.