To paraphrase Joe McNally, shooting in available light means simply using the light which is available at the given moment, is it sunlight or strobe. So if you are living in a place where the daylight is not available at all times or you needs to shoot at less then perfect times of the day (or night), mastering creating natural look with strobes or studio lights might just proof to be the lifesaver.
The idea behind just released “Great light, easy light. Stobe Techniques That Don’t Look Lit.” by Kevin Clark is certainly not to make you the master of studio lighting. The author took a hands-on, practical approach. This concise, just 32 double-page spreads e-book contains a series of ready-to-go recipes to get you started on portraiture using one, two or more lights. And several light modifiers.
Each recipe comes in more expensive and professional or budget, strobe based version, with photographs and schemes of the setup to easy follow. You can use them as they come or just build the effect you are after based on them or ten additional images (case studies). The advantage of the setups described in “Great light, easy light” is creation of scenes which look natural and beautiful, and you have full control over light and shadow.
My favorite tip from “Great light, easy light” is how effortlessly Kevin Clark creates backgrounds to his portraits. Look at the sample images below, and then read in the e-book what his trick is.
If you would like to gain control over your portraiture light without having to understand lighting ratios and other complicated terms, the “Great light, easy light” is just for you. Take advantage of the release discounts and use code EASY4 at checkout to get “Great light, easy light” for just $4 by clicking here. That is if you make purchase by September 29th, 2012 at 11:59PM PST.
However, if you want to learn more and in detail about using strobes, there is another, two part e-book in Craft & Vision collection – check out “Making Light” by Piet Van den Eynde. Also, more on taking portraits can be found in “Forget mugshots” by David DuChemin. Dont’t forget to use the code EASY20 at checkout to get 20% when you buy 5 or more e-books from Craft & Vision collection. This code also expires on September 29th, 2012 at 11:59PM PST.
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