This book is renowned for being the book to own to understand lighting!

This is better than all the other how to books on the market which just provide set examples for photographers to follow. Light Science and Magic provides photographers with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. It will show you in-depth how to light the most difficult subjects such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and people.

With more information specific for degital photographers, a brand new chapter on equipment, much more information on location lighting, and more on photographing people, you'll see why this is one of the only recommended books by www.strobist.com.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 2|20 pages

Light: The Raw Material of Photography

chapter 4|34 pages

Surface Appearances

chapter 5|34 pages

Revealing Shape and Contour

chapter 6|38 pages


chapter 7|36 pages

The Case of the Disappearing Glass

chapter 8|50 pages

An Arsenal of Lights

chapter 9|42 pages

The Extremes

chapter 10|24 pages

Traveling Light