by Jeff Smith
Documenting the process of lighting studio portraits from start to finish, this handy manual covers both the artistic and technical aspects of achieving success. Short one- or two-page lessons are amply illustrated to guide the reader through each phase, and before-and-after images-or image sequences showing variations and alternative approaches- are presented to facilitate understanding. Noting that light can present a special challenge that is part art and part science, new photographers are encouraged to bring this guide to practice sessions. By working on replicating or refining the provided examples, a self-study course can be created, allowing for comprehensive learning.