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Capturing Light: The Heart Of Photography
Rating:5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Author:Michael Freeman
Publisher:ILEX
ISBN:978-1-78157-988-6
RRP:19.99
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Capturing Light: The Heart Of Photography is the latest book from renowned photographer Michael Freeman.

The book allows you to get behind the scenes of Michael's working process, and see how stunning photos are taken from concept to capture.

The first chapter is entitled 'Waiting', and looks in great detail at all the different types of lighting a photographer can expect to find when shooting in the field, no matter where in the world they may be.

First basics such as timing the sun are looked at, before various different types of light are discussed, including gray light, which itself comes in many different varieties, including wet, soft and dark light.

Michael covers lighting in different environments, from tropical harsh light to snow light, and shooting into the light, from shade to light, and axial light.

Next covered is Chasing the light, and in this chapter, working with unpredictable and changing light is covered, including flared light, barred light, spotlight and light shafts. The final chapter covers helping the light, using things like reflectors and diffusers to control and shape the light yourself.

As usual with Michael's books, there is a nice balance between his stunning work and diagrams which help to explain some of the theory behind using light in images, as well as an explanation of what was aimed for with each of the pictures.

Michael is very good at explaining technicalities in a way that is digestible to the average photography enthusiast, as well as telling a story in his writing, which makes each page of the book a pleasure to read.

Overall, this book is great at laying out all the different types of light you could find yourself shooting in, and as light applies to all genres and subjects in photography, it will prove useful whatever your photographic interests are.

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