Learning to set up, use, and control lighting is the biggest challenge for photographers in the field of fashion and beauty. Never fear! This book shows exactly how to become a lighting master. Dozens of stunning examples - some taken in the studio, others on location - are analyzed with setup details, lens choices, composition decisions, and lighting diagrams, plus step-by-step directions on re-creating the look. From an inventory of every essential piece of equipment, with a full explanation of how, when, and why to use each one, to an in-depth discussion of film versus digital formats, the "Lighting Cookbook for Fashion and Beauty Photography" is the complete guide to mastering this popular and lucrative genre.
JENNI BIDNER is the author of many books on photography, including the best-selling Lighting Cookbook (35,000 copies). A former editor of Petersen's Photographic and other magazines, she has contributed photos to publications around the world. ERIC BEAN is a well-known and successful professional photographer, specializing in beauty, fashion, and glamour. His compelling images have been created for Harry Winston, Disney, Polygram, DeBeer's, and many other luxury companies.