"A wonderful introduction to the workings of the Hollywood system. We learn in rich and yet accessible detail about special effects, technical wizardry and gadgetry, lighting, make-up, the breakdown of crews, and filming strategies. The book is legendary and its reprint is a major event for film study."—Dana Polan, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Lighting & Photoshop Techniques for Photographers, 2nd Ed
Publisher: Amherst Media
Throw your preconceptions about light-painting out the window and prepare for a creative journey that will revolutionize your photography. Light painting is a classic photography technique that involves selectively illuminating sections of a dark subject by moving a light source (like a flashlight) over the subject during the course of a seconds- or minutes-long exposure. This results in uniquely nuanced depictions with a high level of technical artistry. As Eric Curry shows, however, today’s hardware and software allow you to produce light-painting images that are anything but traditional! In this book, you’ll learn, step by step, how to plan and execute incredible, nuanced images using simple gear, a whole lot of imagination, and today’s powerful postproduction software. With these techniques, your imagination is the only limit to what you can create!
Light Art Performance Photography (LAPP) is a unique form of art that was invented and developed by the authors of this book. It is one of the first forms of art using light as the medium to gain widespread attention. Unlike other types of light painting, LAPP does not just involve illuminating existing objects; it also requires the photographer to create and capture new subjects constructed entirely of light. LAPP pieces are usually shot at night using long exposure times to capture complex sequences of precisely choreographed movements. Real-world surroundings are combined with transient, light-based elements to produce spectacular effects. The defining characteristic of LAPP is the harmony between the background and the harsh light often used to produce the individual image elements. The symbiosis between photographer and performer gives each work a degree of reproducibility that is essential if it is to be accurately restaged at a later time. The first part of this book describes the evolution of LAPP as told by its originators, while the middle section goes on to present a gallery of spectacular, large format LAPP images. The final section offers some basic steps and tips to give you a starting point for creating your own LAPP artworks.
Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelite to the Modern Age
Author: Carol Jacobi
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Category: Art and photography
Photography was entangled with art from the very moment of its invention by painter and printmaker Louis Daguerre in 1839. This is the first publication to explore photography’s complex and fascinating inter-relationship with painting and sculpture in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Spanning seventy-five years from the daguerreotype to very early colour photography, the book explores pioneer photographers, the Pre-Raphaelite circle and ravishing Symbolist and Pictorialist works. It features stunning works from artists such as Millais and Rossetti to Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, Julia Margaret Cameron, James McNeill Whistler and Alfred Stieglitz. Showcasing iconic and rarely seen works, this book includes 200 illustrations accompanied by refreshing new scholarship – making this the essential book for collectors, gallery-goers and photography enthusiasts alike. 0Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, UK (11.05-25.09.2016).
In Night Watch: Painting with Light, photographer Noel Kerns brings us a glimpse into a nocturnal world of abandoned wastelands...both urban and rural. A deserted drive-in on the edge of forever, a decommissioned military base, a small town being consumed by its own toxic waste. Kerns uses a technique called Light-Painting to bring these decaying relics back to life, revealing latent details that lead our eyes and imaginations on a journey to a secret twilight zone where the ghosts of our discarded past rise from the ruins in a surreal spectacle of light. These photographs mark all that remain of failed ideas and broken things, artifacts of human enterprise vanishing even as the shutter falls. With light and dark, motion and stillness.NIGHTWATCH: PAINTING WITH LIGHT is the first book from Kerns, one of the world's foremost practitioners of the art of light-painting. Join him as he ventures into the darkness of the American Southwest, exploring remote desert ghost towns under a full moon, or prowling theabandoned, seemingly post-apocalyptic structures of America's industrial wastelands.Kerns shares with the reader a nocturnal world that reveals its dreamlike details only when time, moonlight, and the light-painter's hand combine to tell the story covering Route 66, California, Nevada, Michigan and Texas.
In 'Painting with Light Photography', Zol's objective was to capture the beauty of everyday scenes or objects in a unique way by 'painting with light'. This light painting process requires careful composition and the control of the direction of light used to illuminate the object. The artificial lights used are a selection of torches, both LED and incandescent as well as strobes which are used to illuminate small sections of the object or scene in multiple images and then blended in Photoshop. It is not uncommon to use 40 or more photographs for one image.