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
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.
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.
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.