Published by Lark Photography Books New York - 192 pages
Printed in English, Chinese (complex), French and Russian
From the publisher: From bringing sunshine into cloudy day pictures to creating underwater effects, photographers can add realistic drama to their images with Photoshop. The techniques are all here, brilliantly illustrated and explained in this bestselling guide--now updated for the next version of Adobe Photoshop with new instructions and screen grabs. Find out about light sources; different types of light, such as candlelight and neon; manipulating light; and color temperature. Replicate classic studio lighting setups, and give portraits a touch of Hollywood glamour. Abundant information on shadows, projections, reflections, special effects, shortcuts for Mac and Windows, filters, and third-party plug-ins, make this is a must-have.
Huggins has written the comprehensive guide to creative lighting in the age of digital photography - Digital Camera
You'll be both inspired and informed with a new arsenal of techniques - eDigitalPhoto
This is the finished image taken from the chapter detailing how to turn a daylight scene into a moonlit night with additional atmospheric light from a flourescent sign.
So many people have asked me over the years during my PhotoShop training courses about the best way to replicate the cool, ethereal quality of moonlight. So I was delighted when my publisher suggested I write a chapter for the Creative LIghting Techniques book covering that very subject.
I wanted it to have a slight fantasy air about it, something reminiscent of my childhood days watching the wonderful way Walt Disney movies depicted the night on the streets of London or Paris. But it needed to look real also and not like something from an animation.
Working out how to make the flourescent light was as much fun as working out the moonlight. I loved the idea of trying to create the juxtaposition of the warm light of the electric sign and the cold light of the moon.
I don't know if I succeeded, I will let my readers be the judge of that, but if I inspired a few people and they had as much fun with the techniques as I had creating them, it's a good days work. Oh, I almost forgot. My thanks to Walt for showing me what a London night should really look like!