Monday, February 20, 2012

Book Review: Kevin Kubota's Lighting Notebook

There are a lot of photography books out there. There are a lot of books about lighting. But if you really want to know about the lighting set up, not a lot will help you in that department.

Thankfully, there's Kevin Kubota's Lighting Notebook. The book shows the diagrams for the different shots and the budget and number of hands necessary to make each.

I got so inspired that, when I got my Westcott Umbrella, I made these portraits. Of course, in the spirit of the book, I would like to include my diagrams also:


But of course, Kevin's pictures and subjects are prettier. If only the wife were available when I took these shots... :)

I got so inspired by the book that I want to try out the different set ups on my own. Kevin's set ups would be a good starting point for anyone who wants to improve their portrait photography.

So, if you want to improve your photography, as I am, based on your budget and on the number of hands, or stands, available to you, Kevin's book would be a very big help.

So get your copy of the book by clicking on the link below!

Highly Recommended!

Shots made with a Canon 7D, a Canon EF 24-105  f/4L IS USM lens, and Canon 430 EX II speedlite(s). My review of the Westcott Collapsible umbrella can be found here.

Want the best backpack for your DSLR? Check out my review of my favorite, the Lowepro Versapack 200AW, here and here.

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