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  10 October 2013
Lighting books.

Hi there, I am looking for a book that explains principles of lighting. I am not looking for tutorials on lighting software techniques, but rather just understanding how lighting works. Eg- how a scene would look if it were lit in different situations. I figure if I have a good understanding of lighting, then my drawings/ illustrations will be much more realistic.
 
  10 October 2013
While there are lots of great books on the topic of lighting, what best helped me understand lighting was understanding what light actually is. Might get a bit heavy for you, but it's all just algebra really, and well worth your time:

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  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by yomega: Hi there, I am looking for a book that explains principles of lighting. I am not looking for tutorials on lighting software techniques, but rather just understanding how lighting works. Eg- how a scene would look if it were lit in different situations. I figure if I have a good understanding of lighting, then my drawings/ illustrations will be much more realistic.


Hi yomega,

Here's a few that I have found very helpful as well; most of these are available via online books supplies such as Amazon, etc.:

Color & Light
http://jamesgurney.com/site/213/col...realist-painter

Light for Visual Artist
http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/news.htm

Advanced Maya Texturing & Lighting
http://www.beezlebugbit.com/ > http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Maya...30584986&sr=8-1

3D Lighting Concepts & Techniques
http://www.amazon.com/3D-Lighting-C...s/dp/1584500387


Hope that helps,
 
  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by InfernalDarkness: While there are lots of great books on the topic of lighting, what best helped me understand lighting was understanding what light actually is. Might get a bit heavy for you, but it's all just algebra really, and well worth your time:

How do photons travel?


You're so full of shit it isn't even funny.
 
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