Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light by Ibarionex PerelloChasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light by Ibarionex Perello

Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light

byIbarionex Perello

Paperback | March 28, 2011

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Light. It's the most transformative tool at any photographer’s disposal. Whether the lens is turned to people, wildlife, or landscape, the creative use of light is often the difference between a snapshot and a powerful photograph. In Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light, renowned photographer, writer, and educator Ibarionex Perello shares his unique insights for partnering with natural light to create evocative digital images. He brings his palpable passion and personal approach rooted in decades of experience, and reveals his honed techniques for controlling focus, exposure, white balance, and sharpness to create beautiful and impactful photographs. In an industry so obsessed with gear, this book bridges the gap between the technical and the creative and returns to a personal, inspirational narrative about perceiving and photographing light.

This book will enlighten photographers of all levels about

• the elements of exposure, metering, and ISO
• light’s impact on color and controlling color balance
• combining brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and pattern enhancing portraits with available lighting
• direction and quality of sunlight and shooting in rural and urban landscapes
• the power of light in black and white
Ibarionex Perello is a freelance photographer and writer. His articles appear in numerous magazines including Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, and Outdoor Photographer. He is the host and producer of the popular podcast The Candid Frame. He is also an instructor of photography at and an adjunct professor at t...
Title:Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available LightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.2 × 8.1 × 0.54 inPublished:March 28, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321752503

ISBN - 13:9780321752505


Table of Contents

chapter 1
Beginning to See
chapter 2
The Elements of Exposure
chapter 3
The Camera, the Exposure, and You
chapter 4
The Color of Light: White Balance
chapter 5
Building Visually
chapter 6
Light and the Portrait
chapter 7
Light and the Small Details
chapter 8
Light and the Natural Landscape
chapter 9
Light and the Urban Landscape
chapter 10
Light and Black-and-White
chapter 11
Wrangling the Light
chapter 12
The Transformative Power of Light

Editorial Reviews

"Ibarionex is a passionate photographer who has poured himself into this book, and his joy in photography comes through. These are positive photos that make you feel good about the world we live in."
— Rob Sheppard, Author, photographer, and editor-at-large at Outdoor Photographer Magazine