Pdf | Focal Press | John Child | Eng | 214 Pages | 2005 | Isbn 0 240 51979 5 | 53.43 Mb
Studio photography covers a wide range of disciplines. In its simplest form it is part of the
documentation process for a driver’s licence, ID, passport, etc., at its most complex cinematography
and its role in the creation of fi lms. Within this broad spectrum falls portraiture, fashion, still life,film library, product, advertising illustration, industrial, corporate and architectural. At fi rst it may seem industrial, corporate and architectural are not studio photography but in most situations
there is inadequate or non-existent illumination which must be supplemented or totally lit with
artifi cial light.
As lighting is the essential element in photography it is important to understand and
improve this skill, along with the many others that contribute to the successful creation of studio
images. This book deals with working in the studio using artifi cial light sources and on location
using combinations of existing light sources and introduced lighting. The activities, assignments,
basic photographic theory and useful practical advice provide the essential techniques for creative
and competent photography.