Bridges the gap between theory and application and details the principles and properties of natural and artificial light. Learn to apply theory to reality. Bridging the gap between theory and application, The Photographer s Guide to Using Light provides a practical course on one of photography s most important subjects. Specifically designed to help photographers understand the basic principles of lighting, this book also teaches how to apply this knowledge to the reality of everyday situations. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the photographer s ability to control and manipulate light to achieve the desired results. The first section discusses the properties of light and how they affect photographic film. All types of light are covered, including sunlight, existing light, supplemental light, and electronic flash (both on-camera and studio systems). The second section brings theory into practice, with more than eighty examples of how photographers have used light effectively, both outdoors and in the studio. Comprehensive diagrams and complete technical details explain how the photographers made specific choices and worked to achieve various effects. A wide range of situations and subjects are illustrated, from scenics, to portraits, to still life setups, with equal attention given to both simple and more complex lithing techniques. Takes one of photography s most deceptively difficult subjects and teaches it in terms that any photographer can understand. Filled with practical advice and creative ideas, this is a book that will help all photographers take better pictures.