Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Photography Lighting. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Bryan Peterson Photography School: A Master Class in Creating Outstanding Images

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

A master class from the acclaimed photographer, bestselling author, and popular teacher, featuring lessons and workshops previously available only through the Bryan Peterson School of Photography Have you ever dreamed of attending a photography class led by one of the most respected professional photographers in the world? Step right up! Bryan Peterson invites readers to participate in his famous workshops, sharing all his best tips and tricks for capturing subjects and landscapes in a magical moment.  Using before-and-after examples from real-life students, Bryan reveals the keys to improving your craft with the right angle, aperture, lens, and filters. Including lessons in shutter speed, white balance, light meter, lens choice and point of view, Photoshop, and so much more,  Bryan Peterson Photography School  is a unique opportunity to hone your skills and learn how to produce impeccable photographs.

  • Author: Bryan Peterson
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (July 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-0770433093
  • Dimensions: 8.54 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches


2. The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

Photos and stories that will stop you in your tracks Created in partnership with Outside magazine for its 40 th anniversary The gripping stories behind some of Outside’s most iconic images. More than 140 of the best adventure photos ever featured in Outside With a foreword by world-renowned photographer Jimmy Chin and an introduction by Outside magazine’s editor Christopher Keyes, Edge of the World is a stunning collection of the best photography ever published by the leader in outdoor adventure photography and journalism. Covering Outside ’s most compelling stories from throughout the years, it offers readers an inside and dramatic look through the lens of the world’s top adventure photographers. First published in 1977, Outside magazine’s mission is “to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle.”

  • Author: The Editors of Outside Magazine
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1493029969
  • Dimensions: 8.17 x 0.87 x 10.36 inches


3. Photography: Night Sky: A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

Photography: Night Sky will give you the tips and techniques you need to take stunning photographs in the dark. You’ll learn how to overcome the unique issues that confront nighttime photographers and capture images of which you’ll be proud. Co-author Jennifer Wu, an elite Canon “Explorer of Light” professional photographer, has become renowned for her ability to capture nighttime phenomena, from quarter-phase moon rises to shooting stars to the ephemeral Milky Way. this new guide reveals her methods and concentrates on photographing four principal subjects: stars as points of light, star trails, the moon, and twilight. these subjects share common photo techniques and considerations, but each also requires a distinct approach. Once captured, your digital images must be fi nished on the computer; coauthor and author of the bestselling Photography: Outdoors, James Martin, delves into the settings and procedures that elevate an image from mundane to striking. This clear and practical guide will help photographers of all levels portray the stunning spectacle of the night sky, preserving those special memories and moments from a life outdoors.

  • Author: Jennifer Wu
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; Illustrated edition (March 13, 2014)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1594858383
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches


4. Off Grid Solar Power Handbook: 12 Volts Mobile Solar Power for RVs, Boats, Vans, Campers, Cabins and Tiny Homes

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

What if you could produce your own energy, save money, and break free from your grid-bound life? Well, that’s exactly what this book is going to teach you! You will learn everything you need to know, in a practical way and without any confusing jargon. This handbook is designed to guide you step by step , using simple words (and even  simpler diagrams !) through the process of designing and building your very own PV system. In fact, this is probably the easiest Solar Power book for beginners ever written. And that’s because, back in the days, Andy (the author) had to learn everything from scratch too. And he hates that annoying jargon just as much as you! Installing solar panels  on the rooftop of your RV, van, camper, roulotte, cabin, shed or even on your boat, will never seem so easy!   Not only you will be able to build and run your solar power system, but you will actually know what you’re doing all along . In this book you will learn: How to power your laptop , Tv, smartphone, fridge, etc  How to size your system based on your energy needs How to design a safe mobile solar system How to choose your components  wisely How to wire your solar panels to optimize energy production How to design a PV system for real everyday use How to setup your DIY Solar Power system from A to Z Just imagine how it feels to enjoy electricity that YOU produce with a power supply that YOU built . Free from bills. Free from the grid. Free to travel wherever you want without leaving behind the comforts of modern life. And you’ll be also contributing to fight climate change by producing clean energy ! Right now, there’s no better investment than learning new skills , and going solar .  By purchasing this book you get both ! Let’s get those hands dirty!  SCROLL UP AND CLICK THE BUY NOW BUTTON to grab your copy, and start building your freedom today!

  • Author: Andy Reed
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Engineering & Transportation


5. Photography: Photography Lighting: Top 10 Must-Know Photography Lighting Facts to Shoot Like a Pro in Your Home Studio

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

Discover ALL the Photography Lighting Tricks the Pros Use! The focus of this audiobook is not only on learning how to use lighting properly, but how to set up a solid home studio. The audiobook walks through all of the specifications you need to select a good space: north-facing light and wide open space with clean, plainly painted walls. Don't know what you'll need for your studio? Following chapter three, you will! Here is a preview of what you'll learn... How to set up your home studio All the gear you need The different types of lighting How to setup lights Still-life lighting Portraiture lighting And so much more! In no time you will start taking stunning, crisp, beautiful pictures that will make all your friends wonder how good you got so fast!

  • Author: James Carren
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video, Architectural, Houses & Hotels


6. The Secrets to Amazing Photo Composition: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters (Photography Book)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

#1 Amazon New Release  HOW TO COMPOSE PHOTOS THAT DON'T SUCK Easy to understand guide, get right down to what you need to instantly  compose better photos.    Learn the secrets to composition:  There's a common misconception that composition is mysterious and that only certain people have that natural gift for the techniques involved. The truth is that composition involves a set of skills that you can master. Just as you can use cookbook recipes to make your favorite meal--you don't have to be a famous French chef--you also can take amazing photos by just following a recipe! Bonus Resources: You'll have access to many videos and resources that accompany the book. Easy-to-follow photography composition recipes: Marc Silber has spent years studying the works of masters and interviewing some of the biggest names in photography. Now he can provide you with simple and easy-to-follow recipes for creating photographs that you and others will love!  The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos  puts at your fingertips ideas for improving your skills by giving you easy-to-follow "recipes" that will improve your photography right now! Take your photography to the next level: Composition is one of the biggest keys to creating photos that others will love. No matter what kind of camera or smartphone you're using, you can take your photography to the next level and beyond by learning composition tools and secrets known to the masters of the art. Carry  The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos  in your camera bag: The book is compact in size and easy to carry with you, so you can flip to the look you want and follow the recipe for creating an image that inspires you. Use it when you're out photographing to get new ideas and inspiration. You'll be able to rapidly up you photography game by learning the skills in Picture Perfect Processes. Key benefits of owning  The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos  include: Taking better photographs today by learning the keys to composition Having quick and easy to follow "recipes" for composition at your fingertips Learning the secrets of composition from the masters of classical art and photography

  • Author: Marc Silber
  • Publisher: Mango (May 15, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1633537668
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches


7. Extraordinary Everyday Photography: Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

Through accessible discussions and exercises, readers learn to use composition, available light, color, and point of view to create stunning photographs in any environment.  Photographers are born travelers. They’ll go any distance to capture the right light, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and people. But exotic locales aren’t necessary for interesting photographs. Wonderful images are hiding almost everywhere; you just need to know how to find them. Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are, be it a downtown street, a local park, or your own front lawn. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images that aren’t overworked. Inspiring photo examples from the authors, taken with DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and even iPhones, show that it is the photographer's eye and creative vision--not the gear--that make a great image.

  • Author: Brenda Tharp
  • Publisher: Amphoto Books; Illustrated edition (August 21, 2012)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-0817435936
  • Dimensions: 8.55 x 0.41 x 10.86 inches


8. Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer and educator who has a talent for identifying areas where photographers regularly hit roadblocks and a passion for developing clear and concise systems that allow photographers to break through those barriers and become better, more confident practitioners of their craft. His two previous books, Picture Perfect Practice and Picture Perfect Posing , shattered the mold of instructional photography books as they empowered readers to advance their composition and posing skills. Picture Perfect Lighting , the third book in the Picture Perfect series, brings that same spirit and approach to teaching lighting. With it, Roberto empowers photographers to embrace lighting as a source of creativity and expression in service of their vision for the image. In Picture Perfect Lighting , Roberto has created a truly original system for understanding and controlling light in photography. After discussing the universal nature of light, Roberto introduces the five key behaviors of light, which are essential to understand in order to improve your knowleEAe of light. With those behaviors established, Roberto introduces his concept of “circumstantial light,” an ingenious way of examining and breaking down the light around you in any given situation. Providing a detailed analysis of circumstantial light, Roberto develops the top ten circumstantial light elements you need to know in order to fully harness the power of the light around you to create an image that is true to your vision. But how will you know if the circumstantial light is enough? The final piece of the Picture Perfect Lighting system is Roberto’s “lighting benchmark test,” a brilliant method for determining the quality of the light in any given situation. It is with the lighting benchmark test that you will determine if and when you need to use “helper light,” the light that is needed or manipulated in order to “help” the circumstantial light so that your vision comes to life. Helper light is created with diffusers, reflectors, flashes, strobes, and light modifiers. Picture Perfect Lighting covers all of this in depth. Don’t limit yourself to using only one kind of light, and don’t depend on Photoshop actions and plug-ins to create the “wow” factor in your images. That is the job of light. With Picture Perfect Lighting by your side, you will learn to master light. With that mastery, you will finally have the ability to create that true “wow” factor in camera—and in your photographs.

  • Author: Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1st edition (March 15, 2016)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1937538750
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 9.9 inches


9. The Low Light Photography Field Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

Like all the titles in this successful series, The Low Light Photography Field Guide offers advice from a respected expert and professional. In this volume, Michael Freeman looks at an area that remains problematic for photographers with even top-of-the range equipment: low light. Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you're shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing the reader to turn difficult shots into amazing images.

  • Author: Michael Freeman
  • Publisher: Octopus Books; UK ed. edition (November 7, 2011)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video


10. How to Photograph Food: Compose, Shoot, and Edit Appetizing Images

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Photography Lighting - August 2021

For amateurs and pros looking to add to their portfolios, How to Photograph Food makes food photography a piece of cake! How to Photograph Food is the gorgeous, informative photography book you didn't know you needed. For budding photographers and social media personalities, the perfect image has never been easier to capture, and How to Photograph Food puts it all within reach. Chapters include: Gear Lighting Frame and Balance Food Styling Photo Editing Thinking like a Pro You'll learn the essential equipment, how to keep food looking good on a shoot, how to work with props, managing lighting, and much more, all from a skilled photographer and teacher. With only a digital camera and a little practice, you'll be able to turn out images with great contrast, balance, and appeal that look as good as they taste.

  • Author: Beata Lubas
  • Publisher: Running Press Adult (September 29, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-0762499625
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 0.9 x 12.95 inches