Welcome to the First Annual Red Dog News Photographic 12 Days Until Christmas
Each day I will post another gift suggestion for the photographer(s) in your life. Most gifts will be very inexpensive, with one or two overly expensive gifts offered just because.
I hope you enjoy the Red Dog News 12 Days Until Christmas:
12. The $100 Startup (book, $23)
11. Think Tank Photo Hubba Hubba Hiney Camera Pouch ($49.75)
10. Hoodman Hoodloupe ($79.95)
9. Photgraphing Shadow and Light (book, $20)
Aspiring photographers are always looking for that edge, that fresh point of view to add drama to their images. Photographer Joey L. found his vision early, drawing critical acclaim as a brilliant commercial photographer with a distinctive technical expertise for lighting.
In Photographing Shadow and Light, Joey lifts the curtain on his dramatic, creatively fearless approach to portraiture, sharing his personal philosophy and a behind-the-scenes look at 15 striking photo sessions—from personal projects shot in Africa, India, and Brooklyn to commercial shoots for 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, and Project Runway All Stars. Joey provides readers with a step-by-step description of how he visualized each shoot, formed meaningful connections with his subjects, and “built” his signature dramatic lighting effects—one light at a time.
Featuring more than 85 stunning portraits, detailed lighting diagrams, and a foreword from industry icon David Hobby (aka Strobist), Photographing Shadow and Light shares the creative process behind one of today’s most exciting photography talents, providing serious amateurs and professionals a fresh perspective on creating compelling, professional quality portraits.
This is a great technique book to add to your photo library. Chock full of great imagery and detailed lighting setups, once you go through this book, you will have a much better understanding of how to get better pictures that are both compelling and unique. (ed.)