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Direction and Quality of Light
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Author:Neil van Niekerk
Publisher:Amherst Media
ISBN:978-1608955701
RRP:21.99
Price: from 10.14!
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Direction and Quality of Light is your guide to getting better portrait photography, anytime, anywhere.

Author Neil van Niekerk begins by telling us a bit about what is good light and what is bad light, and how composition, lighting and mood can all add up to create the effect you want. Also discussed is the quality of light and how bouncing the flash can create a more flattering effect.

The book looks at working with available light and using reflectors, as well as using your exposure meter effectively to gage whether you're exposing your images correctly too.

Flash is also covered in detail, including fill flash, off camera flash, and gelling the flash to create coloured light. It covers using flash on location and off location, so you are covered no matter where you choose to shoot.

It looks in detail at manipulating the light, and feathering and bouncing flash light to get the desired effect from your photos.

Throughout, we are given photo examples of good lighting, ok lighting and bad lighting from the same scenes, with an explanation as to why, so that it becomes easier to see how and why the images look different and what can be done to get the best results every time.

Overall, the book is a good guide to different types of light and how they can be used to your advantage. The section on taking flattering photos in harsh sunlight is particularly useful for holiday shots.

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