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The Location Lighting Handbook for Portrait Photographers claims to enable you to take outstanding images anywhere.
An introduction tells us that successful location lighting is all about being flexible and being able to adapt to any situation that is thrown in the way of your image. Sometimes lighting is ideal on location, but most of the time it is not.
The first chapter looks at the basics of light terminology; hard and soft light, contrast, and the direction of light, and what different effect each will have on your photo with lots of example images to help you understand.
Next, exposure is looked at, including how using different shutter speeds, apertures and ISO will all effect how your image turns out and the effect it will have on the flash or lighting you use. The section is very detailed and includes lots of handy diagrams and example images.
The book then goes on to look at working with available light only, including working with window light and candle light, before moving on to creating and modifying the light using flash and speedlights, plus lots more.
Overall, the Location Lighting Handbook is a very comprehensive title, written by two experts in the field, husband and wife team Peter and Stephanie Zettl, and is easy to understand whilst also providing lots of useful information for shooting on location, whether you'll be using flash, natural light, or speedlights.