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Matters of Light & Depth

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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 Lightin ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Lower Light Management (first published April 1992)
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Kyle Wright
Mar 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cinematographers and photographers
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.
Feb 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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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.
Aug 10, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: Photographers / Videographers
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.
Israel ramirez
Mar 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I think one of a must book to get really envolved in light for motion and still photography
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