Sick in bed with miso soup, bag of popcorn and Gatorade. Oh yes, and 'Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It,' by Scott Kelby, which I just got in the mail. I am looking forward to reading this book. Good timing Amazon and USPS. I can see I should have bought a lottery ticket before getting sick cause now I really need some money to buy all the stuff he is recommending, most importantly, a bigger soft box.
Sorry to hear you're under the weather, Skipper...my son is too, so it's a safe bet I'll have it next
I just put your new book on a "Five Books to Make you a Better Photographer" post on my blog yesterday -- it's one of my favorites!
At least you have good reading while you're sick.
Thanks Paul. I am fine now, I was sick for two days and then it just lifted.
I like the book but my one criticism is that there was too much Photoshop. As you know there are a number of lighting lessons or projects followed by detailed tutorials for Photoshop work on those projects. There was way too much of the PS lesson part of each project. Not necessarily a criticism as some readers may love this and find it very helpful. I would have preferred SOME PS but not as much -- and more space given to the lighting set up and execution. Still, I an enjoying the book and glad I got it.
Try a couple of the other more lighting-oriented books on my list...
Glad you're feeling better! I've got congestion and sore throat now...
Thanks Paul, I will check out your blog. Hope your flu is fleeting. Ugh. No fun. My chief symptom was headache.
Skipper and Paul, hmmmm sick at pretty much the same time eh? should stop kissing. hehe
I have that book and I think the PS is a bit heavy as well but it's nice to know some of the stuff he does for future references ya know.
Glad you're feeling better Skipper, being sick SUX!
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Here's a link to a very cool website. I've learned so much from it already and barely scratched the surface.
Please visit my website
I belong to a community called Model Mayhem where I've been practicing my off camera lighting if you'd like to check out some of my work you can do so here.
Thanks Sharna. Yes, it was a drag. On the other hand to be honest I did enjoy sitting up in bed with popcorn and Gatorade and reading a good book. I guess I should try that when I am not sick too. Glad there is a consensus on the book.
Paul that is a nice list of books on your blog. I love Joe McNally. I saw him speak in NYC last year and he was excellent. I wasn't sure about this book when I read about it but now that you've recommended it maybe I'll consider it again. Neil van Niekerk is also a fabulous speaker and I have learned a lot from him. I don't have this book of his re on-camera flash but I do have his off-camera flash book that came out after this one. It is also excellent and well worth the price. Neil also has a great blog that is very helpful and instructive, called Tangents. It's a lot of lessons, much like the Kelby book but shorter. Because of Neil, I carry a Black Foamie Thing in my bag wherever I go. Here is link: http://neilvn.com/tangents/
I should get that first book. Science and Magic.
I've been following Neil's web site for some time, too -- fun stuff. I love your technical description ("black foamie thing")
Sharna -- don't tell anyone about me and Skipper, it's a secret! <grin>