Brian & Janet Stoppee have incorporated their decades of daily, hands-on expertise at image-making plus their leading seminars and one-on-one training into the most comprehensive guide to photographic lighting available!
Its impossible to be successful in photography without a mastery of light. Its the basis of all things photographic. The Stoppees welcome the reader into their professional world with a conversational tone that makes you feel as if you are a member of their team in pre-production planning, out on a shoot, or back at their studio, in post-production. Theyve packed the book with full color, vibrant images and lighting diagrams that make the technology easy to quickly understand. This compendium of professional know-how shows you how to both manipulate natures light and create natural-looking illumination with artificial light sources. Whether youre a professional photographer, you use photography in your profession, or you just want your images to look more professional, this book is your resource to creating far superior digital images.
About the Author
Brian & Janet Stoppee own M2 Media Studios, Inc., based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, west of Washington, DC. Before buying a few rural acres, they owned studios in Richmond, Virginia and New York City.
Brian has his bachelors degree from Lock Haven University, where he studied lighting and theatre design while doing photography, advertising, public relations, and producing shows for the Sloan Fine Arts Center. He majored in fine arts and minored in communications.
Janet has her bachelors degree from the University of Delaware in Visual Communications where she studied advertising, photography, and illustration with some of the advertising communitys finest.
Theyve been using computers long before the Macintosh was introduced and had version 1.0 of many of the software applications that have become a mainstay of image-making production.
Brians first book, The Photographers Guide to Using Light has sold over 90,000 copies. With illustrations by Janet, it was the first project they worked on together.
In 1995 they pioneered weather and the environment in the web and on the air at NBC, in Washington.