50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers: Easy-To-Follow Lighting Designs and Diagrams, Vol. 2 (Paperback)
This cookbook-style guide to portrait lighting contains all the ingredients necessary for a successful photo shoot. With 60 two-page spreads highlighting the techniques used to create stunning portraits alongside the portraits themselves, aspiring photographers will have a clear sense of both the "how" and the "why" of good lighting. Difficult questions such as How can I downplay a double chin and dark shadows under the eyes? and How can I produce a soft, romantic feel in a woman's portrait? Are addressed and resolved in this no-nonsense guide to good lighting.
Steven H. Begleiter is an award-winning freelance commercial and retail photographer whose career began in 1980 in New York City as first assistant to Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark. He operates his own portrait studio and has worked with such corporate clients as American Express, AT&T, Solomon Smith Barney, and other Fortune 500 clients and his work has appeared in "Elle," "Forbes," and "Us" magazine. He is the author of "50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers," "The Art of Color Infrared Photography," "Fathers and Sons," and "The Portrait Book." He lives in Missoula, Montana.