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Lighting Essentials, a Subject Centric Approach to Lighting

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Don Giannatti's new book, Lighting Essentials, a Subject Centric Approach to Lighting for Digital Photographers, encourages photographers to take a subject-oriented approach to lighting. Don shows it is possible to make better decisions about both the technical and artistic aspects of lighting.  Available now by pre-order at Amazon.com http://amzn.to/poq7qE

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Don shares his thoughts behind the creation of his book while discussing:
* Pre-visualization
* How digital has changed lighting
* Being in control instead of 'seat of the pants' and 'chimping'
* Shooting with precision and repeatability... so important for commercial photography

"I have learned so much from writing a book.

I felt that so much of the photography instruction was based on the gear and the tools, and there was not much discussion of the subject's role in the image. And I mean that concerning how the subject renders the light... smooth and soft and brittle all present the light differently to the camera. Even using the same light.

I wanted the photographers to think about how light works 'from the subject' so they can begin to pre-visualize the shot and KNOW what kind of light they need. Or what kind of light would render that they were seeing in their head."


Don's Website:  http://www.lighting-essentials.com/