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Lighting for photography; means and methods.

Author: Walter Nurnberg
Publisher: London, Focal Press [1971, ©1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [16th rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Nurnberg
ISBN: 0240506693 9780240506692
OCLC Number: 1165221
Notes: "Seventeenth impression February 1971."
Description: 209 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: I. The theory of light. [1.] Light and the photographic emulsion : Light, what is it ; The visible spectrum ; The colour of light ; The effect of colour on the monochrome negative ; The reproduction of colours in terms of monochrome ; Light filters --
[2.] Light and colour photography : Colour balance ; Exposure duration and speed ; Colour filters in colour photography ; Colour filters for colour photography --
[3.] Light and the subject : Photometric units ; Reflection ; Absorption of light ; The refraction of light ; The colour of our subjects --
II. The means of lighting. [4.] Electricity : Electric units ; Capacity of installation ; Fuses ; Direct and alternating current ; Resistances and dimmers ; Chokes and transformers --
[5.] Photographic light sources : Quality and quantity of light ; Types of light sources ; Tungsten filament lamps ; Integral reflector lamps ; Tungsten-halogen lamps ; Carbon-arc lighting ; Electronic flash ; Flash-bulbs ; Electronic flash and expendable flash compared --
[6.] Lighting units : Reflectors ; Flood-lights ; Spot-lights ; Flood-and spot-lights compared ; The colortran lighting system ; Indirect lighting ; Lighting outfit for studio and home ; Equipping a studio ; Lamp-stands and fixtures --
[7.] The estimation of exposure : Exposing monochrome materials ; Brightness range and development ; Factors determining exposure ; Exposing colour materials ; Determination of exposure ; Exposure meters ; Filter factors ; Exposure estimation with flash ; Electronic flash in the studio. III. The principles of lighting. [8.] Building up the lighting : The direction of light ; Terms ; The first step: visualising ; The second step: the basic light ; The third step: the supplementary light ; Background projection ; Daylight ; Primitive light sources --
[9.] The shadow. Types of shadows ; The tone of the cast shadow ; Definition of the cast shadow ; Shape and size of a cast shadow ; Dominance of cast shadows ; The bogus shadow ; The annexed cast shadow ; The isolated shadow ; The silhouette shadow ; Other kinds of isolated cast shadow ; Shadow-free treatments ; High key photography ; Shadow-free background photography --
IV. The application of lighting. [10.] Light and shadow as applied to face and figure : The profile ; The three-quarter face ; The full face ; Lighting a figure ; Hints on the lighting of groups ; The lighting of hands --
[11.] Light and shadow as applied to the inanimate : The reproduction of flat originals ; Rendering textures ; Reflecting surfaces ; Reflection and catchlights ; Lighting in illustrative industrial photography.

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