Capturing Light by Michael Freeman

I was able to finish going through this book this morning.  I started reading this not knowing what the book was about, other than capturing light.  I would consider myself a novice when it comes to photography and capturing light.  After all I only have a little over a month of experience behind a camera.  This is the first complete book on photography that I have gone through.

With that said, it blew my mind.  After going through this book, I began to understand that there is always good light for a shot.  Sitting around waiting for things to align perfectly for a shot, you miss 1000’s of other good shots.  The author goes through over 40 different lighting conditions, how your composition can change and shouldn’t be limited by weather for a good shot.

I am sure there are other books that cover the same material out there.  This just happens to be the one available at the library.  Here is the bottom line…

  • Great book with lots of great ideas.
  • Great book for amateurs, students and intermediate photographers.
  • Something I will put on my purchase list.  Great reference.
  • Is it worth the purchase, YES!  I could see myself using this book as a reference for years…

This book was published in 2014, so it is pretty current.  I am pretty sure lighting conditions are the same today as they were 4 years ago.  You can read more about this book at amazon.com where they have new and used copies available.  Clicking the image below will open a new tab and direct you to the amazon page about this book.

Book 002 - Capturing Light - Michael Freeman

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