best book about lighting techniques ?

Started May 26, 2011 | Discussions thread
jkbraun Regular Member • Posts: 337
Re: best book about lighting techniques ?

I am in the process of reading "Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait" by Michael Grecco and it is VERY informative. He explains and gives diagrams for all of his amazing shots. I have read the Joe McNally books and although they are inspirational, they don't offer much on the "how to" aspect of lighting. They are certainly worth the read, but I didn't take too much away in terms of learning how to light a specific type of light (not to mention, I will never have the equipment he uses). I would recommend the Grecco book (from the first 1/3rd that I have read so far). Do some internet searches as well, you'll find a lot.

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