CREATE TOP-QUALITY STUDIO LIGHTING WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK
While studio lighting offers complete control, many photographers are reluctant to dive into it because of the perceived startup costs or confusion over what equipment they really need. In this book, acclaimed photographer Kirk Tuck charts a simple course to success' and shows you how recent technological advances have made it easier and more affordable than ever to set up a very functional studio for portraiture, commercial photography, still life, and more. Tuck covers every aspect of the process, providing simple solutions for designing a functional space, determining what equipment you need (and what you can make yourself), and getting started with some sure-fire lighting setups.
- Purchasing tips for studio lighting equipment, including budget-conscious options for strobe and continuous sources
- Building your lighting arsenal with a trip to the home supply store
- Shaping the light with commercial modifiers or inexpensive do-it-yourself devices
- Simple tools for big results in table-top photography
- Creating outstanding studio portraits with simple tools and backdrops
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kirk Tuck was a specialist lecturer in photography at the University of Texas before being lured into the world of advertising photography, where he served for seven years as the creative director for Avanti Advertising and Design. Today, he is a freelance photographer whose clients include IBM, Dell COmputer, Motorola, Elle magazine, and Time Warner
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