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Lighting for Food and Drink Photography

This book is full of the sort of food and drink pictures you see illustrating the finest recipe books, glossy magazines and advertising campaigns. Lovely collection of images, great lighting and superb control of focus, but you could get similar inspiration by looking through the cook books and then you could go off and prepare a meal. In many examples large format gear has been used so achieving this sort of quality is going to be hard for the 35mm user, but if this is the sort of photography y...

Lighting for Glamour

Another release from Steve Bavister that looks at one of the most published subjects, glamour. How you interpret the subject varies from one person to another and Steve's selection of pictures show he has a more imaginative mind than many with several images in here that I would say are far from glamorous! To his credit you have just about every approach to the subject and some great advice to back them up. Most of the pictures have been used full page and in some cases it shows. The images are...

Lighting for Portrait Photography

Here is a fantastic collection of portrait pictures with a huge variety of styles, even though the names of many of the contributors are unknown. If this book doesnt fill you with inspiration to help you improve your portrait pics then I dont know what will. As with other books in the Lighting series each photograph is supported by a short, but useful, caption and an illustration of the lighting set up. Many are simple single light sets so you could go off and copy the styles yourself with littl...

Lighting for Still Life

A slightly shorter than A4 format book with great production values and a simple cover design. It's written by Steve Bavister who's well known in the photographic press as once Editor of Photo Answers magazine and current editor of The Photographer. I can't quite work out RotoVision. The design of some books has larger than necessary type and this one has a smaller face that will get anyone over the age of 40 reaching for their specs. Other than that the 160 page book is full of pictures shot ...