Originally Posted by lsleelee
The Lighting Cookbook seems like the type of thing I'm looking for with lots of diagrams and setups, but I read a user review on Amazon that said it's mostly simple/basic setups, more of a beginner book.
Do you agree? I'll probably pick it up anyway but I was really looking for a more "advanced" book. Any recommendations?
Beauty lighting is
simple. It is essentially product photography and is only lit a few different ways. Beauty is not portraiture. By the way, it is not easy. Just because the initial setup is relatively easy, does not mean that getting what you want out of it and shooting it is easy.
Fashion, by current trends, is also very simple in its lighting schemes. In fact, much fashion today is lit with one light. Glamour is far more complex. I know Rolando preaches that it doesn't have to be, and that is nice I suppose, but I don't buy it. LOL! Good glamour, IMHO, is always about glamour lighting, and glamour lighting is not simple - even though it may appear as such.
Get both of the recommended books, they are very good.