From flashlights and top-of-the-line studio electronic flashes to light stands, this all-encompassing survey evaluates the vast array of lighting and equipment options available to professional photographers. Beginning with a basic history of the role of lighting equipment and the interplay between advances in capture and lighting techlogies, the emphasis then shifts to advances made within the past five years that have enabled photographers to consider more low-powered and cost-effective options than ever before.
Kirk Tuck is a former photography professor and creative director of an advertising firm. He currently works as a freelance photographer with clients such as IBM, Dell Computer, Motorola, Elle magazine, Time Warner, and Tivoli Systems. He is the author of Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography and Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Studio Photography. He was chosen as the 2008 chapter president for the Austin/San Antonio American Society of Media Photographers. He lives in Austin, Texas.