Andy Lim, from Simple SLR, has written multiple guides for beginners and professional photographers and now he is offering them, until the end of May, at 50%. This A-MAY-zing sale covers the whole bundle of eBooks, which include Lighting Mastery (Wedding and Portrait) + Beginners Guide.
This comprehensive set of 6 eBook guides covers essential skills for both beginners and wedding and portrait photographers. Wedding photographers and portrait photographers will love the lighting bundle, a complete lighting guide which will challenge the way you see and use light. Something useful for everyone.
In addition to the beginner-level Hands-On Photography Guide, this bundle also includes essential lighting guides for wedding photographers and portrait photographers. These are the Portrait Lighting Guide, Portrait Recipes Vol.1,2,3 and Multicultural Wedding Photography Lighting. Each technique is documented with detailed lighting setups, and illustrated with examples of creative portraiture and multicultural wedding photography by Andy Lim of Emotion in Pictures.
The whole collection is interesting to browse through, offering information for photographers of different levels, and at the price it is being offered, it makes sense to buy the whole bundle. Even if you've passed the initial stage, refreshing your knowledge is always a good thing. For those wanting to explore light, the Portrait Lighting Guide offers a journey to ligthing mastery. Learn the basics of lighting with speedlights, using light modifiers eg. umbrella, softbox and snoot. Make your light soft or hard by controlling the size of the light source. Discover the effect of shutter speed on the ambient light, and balance your foreground exposure with background. The Portrait Recipes give you a set of examples for faster results.
I've read all the eBooks from Andy Lim and I enjoy the simple ways he finds to explain things. His eBooks for those just starting to use a DSLR are a good way to get the essential info fast. For those interested in portraiture, the eBook and recipes are a sure way to get better portraits. I also like very much is most recent eBook, although I've stopped photographing weddings some 20 years ago. Andy Lim covers something I rarely dealt with, but that wedding photographers should know how to tackle: Multicultural Wedding Photography Lighting.
This eBook, included in the bundle reflects the experience from Andy Lim photographing weddings. Or better, multicultural weddings. This eBook is not just a lighting guide, it is also a guide for protocol. Through its pages you will learn how to use multiple Speedlights positioned strategically at Indian weddings, Chinese tea ceremonies and Christian weddings. Now, that's something you probably never thought about, but different cultures expect different results from the photographer. And expect him/her to know the flow of the ceremony.
The eBook Multicultural Wedding Photography Lighting is, I dare say, the cherry on top of the cake. Nicely designed, conceived to be easy to browse through and illustrated with over 60 photos and 29 lighting diagrams to show placement of lights and other factors that affect your outcome, this 63 page eBook offers incredibly detailed information on how to light different types of weddings (Indian, Chinese, Church weddings, receptions and many more).
The Complete bundle promotion from Simple SLR runs until May 31. To get the special 50% discount, use the code AMAYZING at checkout.