Lighting books??

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  1. 250Gimp

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    Hi all

    I want to learn more about lighting and I would like to buy a book for it.

    I am new to the whole lighting thing, and I will be working with 2 speedlights.

    Can you refer me to a good book for lighting that covers things like light location, backgrounds, etc?

    I have checked out the strobist site and really like it, but I like to have a book as well.

    Thanks
     
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    I don't have a book to recommend per say, but a great place to start is The Strobist. It is a blog covering in great detail the use of off camera lighting with speedlights. It has tons of posts, tutorials, example set ups, etc. Their is a large following for this site including a group on Flickr, which can be quite helpful as well. It is free and very informitive. Good luck.

    I am an idiot. I guess I did not read the last line of your post. Please feel free to ignore my lack of observational skills.
     
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    NoWorries Tinfish!! At least you tried to be helpful.

    Cheers
     
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    For general 'how and why lighting works' as well as instruction on tricky lighting situations, you can't argue with Light, Science and Magic.

    Skin is also an excellent resource if you're interested in portraiture.
     

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