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CHAPTER 5Advanced Lighting for Digital Photography

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In this chapter, we will begin with simple lighting techniques using artificial light and then move into multiple lighting scenarios. As you become more proficient, you can create your own techniques. Always remember that these are guidelines. When you have the actual dish on set, you will always have to adjust the lighting to solve problems—such as an unwanted reflection or lens flare—that may come up.

We know that lighting food from the front is unflattering. One of the major differences between artificial light and natural light is that you have greater control over artificial light; its strength, ...

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