Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Light Science & Magic; Fourth Edition

This is by far the best lighting book I have ever read and probably the only lighting book a photographer would ever need except perhaps for a great subject specific book to the kind of lighting you require like a great book on Fashion Lighting that would give you insights on Industry trends, looks and faux pas.

Unlike most other lighting books, Light Science & Magic provides more than just set examples for photographers to follow. This book provides photographers with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles and physics of light so that photographers will ‘understand’ lighting to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. With that understanding of light and with examples on how to light the most difficult subjects such as tricky surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, and extremes such as black-on-black and white-on-white, photographers will be equipped to tackle any lighting situation they may face.

This new Fourth Edition has more information specific for digital photographers, a brand new chapter on equipment, much more information on location lighting, and more on photographing people.

Authors: Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua
Publisher: Focal Press

The retail on this book is $39.95 U.S. but it is available at Amazon for less. Here is the link:

Light Magic & Science; Fourth Edition

© 2011 Francois Cleroux

(Version 1.00 - December 2011)

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Workshop Changes

Note - There will be no workshop on Monday December 12th. Next workshops will be as follows:

Black & White Master Class (Part 2) (1.5 Hours)

This is a continuation of the Black & White Primer. In part one we discussed JPeg or RAW and other camera settings. B&W compositional elements, should I shoot in B&W or colour, white balance, what to watch for, thinking in B&W. In part 2 we continue with best B&W subjects, B&W conversion in Lightroom, Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro, printing and tips and tricks. (Beginner to Advanced)

Date: Wednesday January 4th, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: KinVillage Community Center, Delta, BC
Cost: $10.00 for non Delta Photo Club members (Free for members)

A Hands-On Creative Evening of Photography (2 Hours)
(Postponed to Monday February 13th)

ATTENDEES MUST RSVP as space is limited! Please RSVP to

Attendees are asked to bring their camera preferably with a Macro Lens and perhaps their tripods to this fun and creative evening of adventurous photography. Different stations will be setup where different creative artistic subjects will be available to photograph.

Although some excellent images may be garnered from this hands-on workshop, the purpose of this class is to teach new techniques for photographers to take home for shooting indoors on cold wintery days. We will play with smoke, water, bubbles, ice, inks and other easily and cheaply available props. (All Levels)

ATTENDEES MUST RSVP as space is limited! Please RSVP to

Date: Monday February 13th, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Please arrive a little early!)
Location: Tsawwassen Alliance Church, Delta, BC
Cost: $10.00 for non Delta Photo Club members (Free for members)