Jump to ratings and reviews
Rate this book

Matters of Light & Depth

Rate this book
Creating memorable images for video, film, & stills through lighting. In addition to his own techniques, photos, and light philosophy, Ross Lowell interweaves the insights and images of distinguished lighting directors, photographers, filmmakers, and classic painters. Some of the subjects explored include: Color Temperature Matters Hearing the Light Lighting Planes Lighting People Meter Matters Finessing the Light Motivating the Light Two-Light Techniques The One-Light Approach Setting Up a Small Studio Superior Exterior Lighting The Art & Craft of Lighting Craft & Art Best Ways to Achieve the Worst Lighting

224 pages, Paperback

First published April 1, 1992

Loading interface...
Loading interface...

About the author


144k books1,134 followers
Various is the correct author for any book with multiple unknown authors, and is acceptable for books with multiple known authors, especially if not all are known or the list is very long (over 50).

If an editor is known, however, Various is not necessary. List the name of the editor as the primary author (with role "editor"). Contributing authors' names follow it.

Note: WorldCat is an excellent resource for finding author information and contents of anthologies.

Ratings & Reviews

What do you think?
Rate this book

Friends & Following

Create a free account to discover what your friends think of this book!

Community Reviews

5 stars
37 (44%)
4 stars
32 (38%)
3 stars
9 (10%)
2 stars
5 (6%)
1 star
0 (0%)
Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 reviews
Profile Image for Kyle Wright.
84 reviews7 followers
April 11, 2009
A great book on the basic techniques, terms, and equipment used in film, video, and still photography lighting. Lowell is full of applicable information and also makes the book a good read by keeping a sense of humor. For those just getting a start in film, video, and photography, as well as those who would like to better hone their craft, this is a great read.
Profile Image for Mike.
71 reviews5 followers
February 20, 2010
A great book on the technicalities and techniques of lighting. Similar to "Light, Science and Magic" in that it covers a lot of the same ground, but "Matters of Light and Depth" applies its techniques to motion picture lighting as well as still photography.

It's quite heavy in equipment discussion, especially for motion picture lighting, but it's all useful stuff to know.
2 reviews
August 10, 2007
if you are intersted in photography / videography this is a good book to read. Even your home videos of your kids and family will be imporoved a lot with the knowledge you gain from skimming this book.
Profile Image for Israel ramirez.
3 reviews2 followers
May 30, 2008
I think one of a must book to get really envolved in light for motion and still photography
Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 reviews

Can't find what you're looking for?

Get help and learn more about the design.