Documenting the process of lighting studio portraits from start to finish, Step-By-Step Lighting For Studio Portrait Photography is a handy manual that covers both the artistic and technical aspects of achieving successful, well-lit photographs. It features short lessons, which are amply illustrated to guide the reader through each phase of the lighting process. Before and after images, as well as image sequences showing variations and alternative approaches, are presented to facilitate a better understanding of the practices.
Jeff Smith is an award-winning portrait photographer and the author of Corrective Lighting, Posing, and Retouching for Digital Portrait Photographers ; Outdoor and Location Portrait Photography ; Posing for Portrait Photography ; and Step-by-Step Posing for Portrait Photography. He lives in Fresno, California.