“Seeing the Light”: Making the most of available light and minimal equipment – the eBook

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At long last here it is, my new eBook on working with light! I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. You can see some sample screen grabs below and HERE you can download the sample PDF (845kb).

You can buy it HERE or click on the title image. The price is again US$12. After payment you’ll be automatically taken to the download link.

I wanted this eBook to be useful for photographers of different levels, from those who have just begun to understand how critical light is to photography, to the more experienced individuals ready to dive into the world of artificial lighting and try new things.

The information inside should be relevant to anyone who’s passionate about light, but wants to stay compact – that includes travel and documentary photographers, wedding photographers, portrait photographers and even low-budget commercial shooters.

In short here’s what the readers will learn after going through the eBook:

  • How to create “believable” looking artificial light with a single off camera flash in a softbox or with a reflector
  • How to get the most out of available light – with and without the help of artificial light
  • Gain a deeper understanding of natural light and how it can be used creatively, even in challenging situations
  • How to “sculpt” with artificial and natural light
  • How to light scenes with a flash without killing the existing atmospheric light

All you need to purchase the eBook is HERE.

page1List and explanations of my equipment

page02Breaking down images with descriptions and diagrams

page03 Comparison – Images taken with a flash and without

page04 Diagrams for working with the reflector

page05 Sample images taken under natural light with complete Exif data

If you like the e-book or know photographers who may find it useful – please spread the word. As with the previous eBook all the income from this will be used for good 🙂 – i.e. photography and more travel, which will also result in more photography and more viewing pleasure for the readers of this blog. 🙂

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36 Responses to ““Seeing the Light”: Making the most of available light and minimal equipment – the eBook”

  1. Julien Dorol Says:

    ‘GOT IT !!!!!!!!!
    Just had a quick look, and it just look sexy and pretty consistent!
    Thanks mitch 😉

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  3. Agnes Magyar-Photoartology Says:

    Thanks Mitch! Just dowloaded the eBook! Like your other one: very easy to follow and understand. And the images… Awesome!

  4. David McDonald Says:

    Congrats on your ebook, looks excellent.
    Any plans to release this on iPhone – it would be a killer on that platform, I’d buy it in a flash (no pun intended).

    Cheers.

  5. Diego Jose Says:

    Wow I want to get this one as well, the last e-book was excellent. Hopefully sometime this month, I’m kinda broke now 😛

  6. Mitchell Says:

    Thanks for the nice words folks.
    David: no plans for the iPhone app, I’m not a Mac user and I believe you need a Mac to create those. Maybe one day 🙂

  7. Brock Says:

    Mitchell — Very well done again. Packed with useful info. You’ve obviously put alot of effort into it and it shows.

    I was going to ask what you thought of using a small shoot-through umbrella instead of the softbox as it would presumably be quicker to setup in the field, but I think I’ve answered my own question — the umbrella would be (even more) distracting to people as it’s a recognisable object being used in an odd (to a non-photog) way. What do you think?

    Thanks again.

  8. Mitchell Says:

    Brock: Yes, it would be odd and the Photoflex portable softbox is much more compact. I can’t see an umbrella fitting into a handbag or a backpack. 🙂 You’d also have lots of fun with an umbrella in windy situations 🙂

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  11. pk Says:

    Mitch,

    I got referred from pixelatedimage blog site. Just a suggestion may be you should offer a combined price for both e-books (of let’s say $20/-).

    Just a suggestion. I bought David’s e-book yesterday so this is next on my list. I like it that you have Cannon Specific instructions. Btw I saw in sample that you have section on setup of a light (constant flood) and flash? Is that correct?.

    Thank you,

  12. vg Says:

    I wish you included information on the gels you used. That would give a better idea on how to choose the appropriate gel for a given situation..

  13. Mitchell Says:

    PK: Thanks for the suggestion, I will consider it.

    VG: Unfortunately I don’t have the gels labeled, but I also feel that if you get that sample kit, it’ll be very easy to find the gels that you need. There are many similar gels and all of them do a good job. There’s no need to stick to one and to ignore the others.

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  15. 1minutefilmreview Says:

    Good luck for your ebook, nice.

  16. Mike Says:

    Congratulations on your latest ebook. Like others I also found your site and the ebook from David duChemin’s blog but I’m glad that I did. The ebook is excellent, easy to read and full of great information.

    On the question asked about the iPhone App, it’s possible to get this ebook, and any other pdf, on an iPhone or Touch by using an app like Good Reader. I actually have Seeing The Light on my iPod Touch and have read some of it that way, although I have to say to only way to appreciate the book is to view it on large screen.

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  18. Eliza Says:

    hello mitchell, i have just discovered you (via 1x.com) and am utterly blown away by your work. I’m lucky that i do get to travel quite a bit (live in Africa, Tanzania) and your images inspire me hugely. I have just downloaded your ebook ‘understanding post processing’ as this is an area still quite new to me. i’m very much looking forward to learning more. your images are a delight, i’m very happy to find you 🙂

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  20. Heimana Says:

    Thanks Mitchell for this 2nd ebook!
    Didn’t explored this book yet but will with great delight! As your precedent ebook, it’s all clear, simple and effective!
    Thank you for producing such condensed -yet clear for the beginner I am- information!
    PDF is great too, I’ll have it in my laptop everywhere I go!
    Cheers!

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  22. Srecko Krasan Says:

    Hallo Mitchell,

    I was downloaded your book, and i am surprised how simple and effective your book is! Thank you, and wish you a good light.

    Srecko Krasan
    Montenegro

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  24. bri Says:

    You’re an inspiration. So happy to stumble on your photographs through onexposure. Your book is on my list of purchases. Thanks. Brita Lomba

  25. John Says:

    Bought this today – really useful stuff – in fact, I read it and then went into town to buy a softbox. Cheers!

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    Amazing pic on Kusti.

    Do you have any more. Great blog

  30. Alex Says:

    Great blog, nice pic on Kusti

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