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Old 10-02-2013, 05:22 AM   #1
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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.
 
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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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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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,
 
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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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