NEW e-book: Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer

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I am very happy to announce my new e-book entitled Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer. This e-book is a 277 page e-book and is packed with pretty much everything I know about using artificial lighting in the outdoors. If you are looking to take your photography to the next level and want to incorporate artificial lighting into your images then this book will give you all the tools to do just that. This e-book is filled with detailed lighting diagrams and examples, an extensive chapter on equipment and flash accessories, advanced flash techniques and so much more.

There are so many lighting books to choose from these days you might be wondering, “How is this one different?” This is the first book that I know of that concentrates on lighting techniques for the outdoor and adventure photographer specifically. This book gets down to the nuts and bolts of using artificial lighting in remote locations. As with my other books, I hold nothing back and tell it like I see it. The opening chapter has a detailed analysis of all the battery-powered strobes on the market today and compares them head-to-head to help you make a smart decision when considering new gear. In that chapter, we also discuss flashlights, reflectors, and Speedlights. I can honestly say that I have not seen any other book on the market today that includes as much detailed and comprehensive information as this e-book does on using artificial lighting for the outdoor photographer.

If you have read any of my other books or e-books then you know I pack as much as possible into them and cover all the bases. This book is no different. I have held nothing back and in this book I share with you all of my lighting secrets and techniques.

This Location Lighting e-book discusses a wide range of topics including:

  • An overview of Lighting equipment for Outdoor Photographers
  • Detailed information on Flashlights and Headlamps
  • Detailed information on Reflectors and Diffusers
  • Detailed information on Speedlights
  • A detailed analysis of battery-powered Strobes
  • Light modifiers for Speedlights and Strobes
  • Recommended Flash Accessories
  • Choosing a lighting system
  • The ABC’s of Lighting
  • The Physics of Light
  • Shaping and balancing the Light
  • Creating Dramatic Lighting
  • Lighting Techniques and Lighting Diagrams
  • Examples of images created using Flashlights, Reflectors, Speedlights and Strobes
  • When and Where to use Speedlights
  • When and Where to use Strobes
  • Working with one or multiple Speedlights and Strobes
  • Basic Flash Settings
  • Advanced Lighting Techniques
  • Hypersync with Strobes
  • Mixing Strobes and Speedlights
  • Lightpainting…and much, much more.
  • Download this e-book and take your photography to the next level. If you’d like to see a sampling of what is included in Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer you can download the intro and table of contents here.

    This e-book is best viewed in Adobe Reader. Also, please note that this PDF is searchable and the Table of Contents are linked to the pages for quick and easy access to any part of the e-book.

    The e-book is a downloadable PDF file that can be purchased for the low price of $21.95. It is an entire week-long workshop in book form.

    Below are a few sample double-page spreads from the new book. As you can see the layout and text has been optimized for reading the book on an iPad, iPhone or a laptop computer. And of course the e-book is also a high-resolution document and prints very well.

    • Michael Hood - Does the review cover Paul Buff’s new Einstein strobe? I’m considering purchasing that one.

    • Michael Clark - Michael – I only talk about battery-powered strobes in the e-book. I do talk about the Alien Bees strobes that can be used with the Vagabond but I do not discus the Einstein strobe.

    • Kevin Steele - Nice, Congrats Michael. Looks thorough! I do use Einsteins for fast action (short pulse) location strobes, with the mini Vagabond on each they replace the profoto AcuteB 600 handily.

    • Michael Clark - Michael and Kevin – I didn’t realize the Einsteins could be used with the Vagabonds. Good to know. When I update the book here at some point (a few years from now hopefully) I will have to mention that.

    • Michael Clark - Michael – I think there is a lot of useful info in there above and beyond just the gear stuff though. So you might find the e-book informative.

    • amilyshurtz - I’ve read some article says that there are a number of picture styles which can be used when shooting in modes such as manual, aperture and shutter priority. The creative control modes can only be used as their own independent modes, but you can increase or decrease the level of their affect.

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    • Seth Eisenbraun - This looks like an amazing resource! I love using lighting for location and outdoor portraits. It looks like you have covered just about everything.


    • Michael Clark - Amily – Not quite sure what you are getting at with the picture styles comment?

    • Mike McKinney - Excellent book Michael, very thorough. I would find myself asking a question to myself but you’d answer it later on in the book. I’ve also purchased and read Exposed and love it as well. My only complaint is the format for your books, kind of “clunky” for lack of better term. I’m used to books on Kindle, and I realize there may be issues with licensing etc. but it’s a minor critique for an otherwise great book.

    • Michael Clark - Mike –

      Thanks for the comments on the e-book. The format is kind of clunky being that it is a PDF. I suppose that is old school. The reason that I format my e-books as a high res PDF is that many e-book readers, especially Kindle, cannot handle the high resolution images and they tend to place the images in strange places or cut them off. Also, e-pub formats massively reduce the image quality and I want people to be able to zoom in and see the images in detail. Kindles seem to do a great job with novels that don’t have any images but not so well with other books.

      By the way, if you bought the e-book version of Exposed that book was formatted by PeachPit. And I believe they offered multiple versions for just about every e-reader. I have only seen the PDF version. Would be interesting to see the epub version on a Kindle.

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