Sometimes photographers have to shoot in less than ideal lighting situations. Maybe the wedding is mid-day in the middle of a field, or perhaps the event is in a florescent-lit room. These scenarios can be particularly intimidating for beginning photographers who don't know how to handle the many undesirable lighting situations they may encounter.
In Shooting in Sh*tty Light, professional photographers Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind cover the top ten worst lighting situations and provide a variety of solutions for each. They explain which solutions are most practical and why one option might be preferable over another, examining such problems as extremely low lighting when no flash is allowed, strong backlight, and the light on an overcast day.
Unlike other books that focus on natural light or lighting in general, this book addresses a very real need of beginning photographers, answering the question, “What do I do when the lighting is terrible?” Lindsay and Erik candidly show you the tools at your disposal, demonstrating the techniques essential to getting the job done with minimal fuss.
chapter one Direct Sunlight
chapter two Direct Sunlight, No Shade in Sight
chapter three Fluorescent Light
chapter four Mixed Color Temperatures
chapter five Shooting at Night
chapter six Extremely Low Light, No Flash Allowed
chapter seven Low Light with Flash
chapter eight Dappled Light, High Contrast
chapter nine Strong Backlight
chapter ten Overcast Day
appendix a Glossary
appendix b Equipment