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October 18, 2011

The Art of Photographic Lighting--New from Rocky Nook

Santa Barbara, CA—It is essential that every photographer who is serious about their craft have a firm understanding of the properties of light, because light is more than just illumination.

In The Art of Photographic Lighting (Rocky Nook, $44.95 USD) you will learn how light and shadow can be used to compose photographs. Example images and diagrams illustrate lighting concepts and demonstrate how different sources of light affect a subject.

Photographers of all levels are bound to improve their skills and cultivate a new appreciation for light design as they discover how to successfully use a variety of lighting tools.

Topics include:

  • Use of light in classic paintings
  • Perception and design principles
  • Light sources and shadow design
  • Directional lighting
  • Lighting design principles
  • History of photographic lighting design
  • Post-exposure techniques

For a review copy or more information please email rockynookpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Eib Eibelshaeuser holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and is currently a faculty member at the University of Applied Sciences, Duesseldorf, Germany.

Since 1977, Eib has continued to be a guest lecturer in the Faculty of Graphic Design at the College of Art in Reykjavik, Iceland. There he teaches about the principles of image creation and design.

He is the author of three successful books in Germany.

View Eib Eibelshaeuser's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952758

The Art of Photographic Lighting The Art of Photographic Lighting
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Eib Eibelshaeuser
Print ISBN: 9781933952758  
Pages: 336
Print Price: $44.95  
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Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook's publications is on digital photography and computing.

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