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diogosousa

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Good books on studio product photograpgy
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:59:07 PM »

Hello,

does anyone know very good books on studio photography, mainly product photography, with diagrams and good examples?

Regards,
Diogo
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Ellis Vener

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Re: Good books on studio product photograpgy
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 09:02:33 PM »

"Light, Science, and Magic" current edition.
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Re: Good books on studio product photograpgy
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 11:29:25 AM »

"Light, Science, and Magic" current edition.

Seconded. Just read it.

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Re: Good books on studio product photograpgy
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 07:11:23 AM »

"Light, Science, and Magic" current edition.

Highly recommended!

Without light, no image..., without good light, no good image...

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Re: Good books on studio product photograpgy
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 01:44:08 PM »

"Secrets of Studio Still Life Photography" by Gary Perlweiler is dated (mid '80s) but still really good as well.

Also "Digital Still Life Photography: Art, Business & Style" by Steve Sint is solid as well.

Finally "Matters of Light and Depth" by former cinematographer and lighting equipment designer Ross Lowell is , along with  "Light, Science, and MAgic"  is another core foundation book to understanding how to make, shape and use light for creative and dramatic effect.

Once you have a practiced understanding of using light, you should work at continually experimenting  melding techniques and tools as part of creating your own photographic "signature." Good lighting never comes out of a box on a shelf, it is part of your response to the subject and that is true even if all you are doing is photographing a client's products on a simple white background.
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Re: Good books on studio product photograpgy
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 03:50:22 PM »

Years ago there was a book called " Shooting your way to a million$" good straight forward book, bought it and never made a million but some of the articles were very handy. Peter
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Re: Good books on studio product photograpgy
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Re: Good books on studio product photograpgy
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 04:23:33 PM »

"Light, Science, and Magic" current edition.

Another vote on this excellent book.
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Re: Good books on studio product photograpgy
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 04:26:24 PM »

Not a book but a site worth visiting if you are looking to watch product photography.

http://www.photigy.com/product-photography-lessons/
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