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Commercial Photographer's Master Lighting Guide by Robert Morrissey aims to de-mystify and simplify commercial photographic lighting.
The book begins with the basics, looking at the different kinds of light available and what effect they will have on your image. Also looked at is exposure, aperture and shutter speed, and reading your histogram correctly to get a true to life lighting representation.
Next, looked at is equipment, different types of camera, lighting, modifiers and studio equipment necessary for a successful commercial shoot. The book then goes on to explain how to use lighting diagrams, before going on to show studio set-ups for many different lighting scenarios.
First looked at are lighting panels, and how different positions and the different numbers of these will have an effect on how the image looks. Each different setup has its own diagram and photo showing you how the shot will look, helping you decide what's right for your situation.
Shown are lighting scenarios with honeycomb grids, umbrellas and softboxes before the book moves on to look at the different products themselves.
The assignment section covers how to create images that look old, that feature dramatic lighting or an edgy look. It also covers different types of product effects, including lighting for fashion shoots, lighting food and creating a glowing lighting effect behind products.
This book covers literally every lighting scenario you can think of, from shooting in sunlight and shooting on location, to shooting with lighting from above and working on large sets.
Overall, the book is very informative and clearly shows how different lighting will effect an image, which will help you to improve your lighting skills at the same time as teaching you what will work for certain products and what won't.