Download Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional by Lou Szoke PDF

By Lou Szoke

With lighting fixtures ideas valuable for pro photographers but in addition obtainable for these much less skilled with a digicam, this convenient reference bargains insights into using “hot lights” (tungsten-based non-stop gentle assets) to accomplish glamorous, Hollywood-inspired pictures. This “Hollywood” lighting—characterized via dramatic distinction, sharp shadows, and a sultry mood—is basic to create and permits photographers to “sculpt” the topic, accentuating their most sensible beneficial properties whereas minimizing flaws. even though the focal point is on nostalgic lighting fixtures variety, the booklet recognizes glossy advances in photographic know-how and discusses the best way to produce those superb unfashionable results utilizing either electronic and conventional movie cameras. in the course of the e-book, lighting fixtures diagrams exhibiting the photograph’s setup accompany approximately each photograph, rigorously illustrating the lighting fixtures options for simple new edition.

Show description

Read Online or Download Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional Photographers PDF

Similar photography books

The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Books)

Within the 1860s, William Mumler photographed ghosts—or so he claimed. Faint photos of the dearly departed lurked within the historical past with the residing, like his famous picture of the lately assassinated Abraham Lincoln comforting Mary Todd. The perform got here to be often called spirit images, and a few believed Mumler used to be channeling the useless.

2014 Photographer's Market: How to Sell Your Photography and Make a Living (37th Edition)

The profitable Photographer's mystery! hundreds of thousands of winning photographers have depended on Photographer's industry as a source for becoming their companies. This version comprises the main accomplished and up to date industry contacts for operating photographers this present day: magazines, e-book publishers, greeting card businesses, inventory firms, advertisements enterprises, contests and extra.

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

A revealing and fantastically written memoir and kin historical past from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.

In this groundbreaking ebook, a distinct interaction of narrative and snapshot, Mann's preoccupation with relations, race, mortality, and the storied panorama of the yankee South are printed as virtually genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by means of the family members heritage that precedes her.

Sorting via bins of kinfolk papers and yellowed pictures she reveals greater than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, household abuse, automobile crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly enjoyed and disputed kin land . . . racial problems, mammoth sums of cash made and misplaced, the go back of the prodigal son, and perhaps even bloody homicide. "

In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing pictures, she crafts a unconditionally unique type of own heritage that has the page-turning drama of a very good novel yet is firmly rooted within the fertile soil of her personal existence.

2016 Photographer's Market: How and Where to Sell Your Photography

The profitable Photographer's Secret!

Thousands of profitable photographers have depended on Photographer's industry as a source for starting to be their companies. This version includes the main finished and up to date industry contacts for operating photographers this present day: magazines, booklet publishers, greeting card businesses, inventory corporations, advertisements enterprises, contests and more.

In addition to the greater than 1,500 separately confirmed contacts, 2016 Photographer's industry includes:

• A loose 1-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline. com, the place you could seek contacts, music your submissions, get the most recent images information and lots more and plenty extra (free subscription with print model only)
• up to date info on the best way to commence and run a images enterprise, together with how to define consumers, who to touch to put up your images, what different types of images they wish and the way to publish either electronic and picture images
• Markets for advantageous paintings photographers, together with 1000's of galleries and paintings fairs
• NEW! Informative articles on beginning a brand new enterprise, taking inventory images, handling types, and the advantages of slowing right down to create larger work
• NEW! distinctive positive aspects on promoting with out begging, acquiring micro investment, pricing images, and strategies for accepting payment
• NEW! Inspiring and informative interviews with winning pros, together with portrait, nonetheless lifestyles and editorial photographers

Extra info for Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional Photographers

Example text

CAMERA: Nikon D300, Lexar media. SETTINGS: AWB, manual mode, 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 200. model to add further separation and depth. These were set to record at one stop more than the main light. As you can see in the set scene, the camera-right kicker was further diffused with a white scarf. The barn doors on the other kicker were closed to create a more directional light source. Photograph 3-9 was created by turning off the main light (the beauty dish) and the focusable spot. I also changed the model’s position and moved the monolight with the barndoors (to camera left) higher and closer to the model.

I find it beneficial to place the dome of the meter facing the light source. Another method of incidentlight metering is placing the meter under your subject’s chin, with the dome facing the camera. Both techniques work well and are essential to obtain correct exposure. In most instances the exposure remained the same and in others it was necessary to re-meter to obtain a proper exposure. All of the images in this sequence were lit using a single Hensel Integra 500 monolight, fired using Pocket Wizard remotes (photograph 2-7).

The concept of the shoot was to create three different personalities in a one-hour session. I chose to start with a strong headshot using a traditional four light setup (photograph 3-4). To obtain a pure white background, the model was positioned close to the white background so the lights illuminating the set would also illuminate the background. ) Two side kicker/accent lights, both fitted with directional grids, were placed just behind Sarah to create very hard, directional accents on the sides of her face.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 41 votes