Light For Visual Artists


The only book on lighting you will ever need.

What makes this book unique is that it can be applied to any field in the the visual arts, unlike other books specifically aimed at painters or photographers this book is also useful to CG artists, illustrators, compositors, and all visual artists whatever their medium.

The book is divided into three sections: in the first the fundamentals of light are explained, with a focus on taking the underlying scientific concepts and explaining them in an artist-friendly manner. In section two those concepts are then deployed on common subject matter, and the book details how to light people and environments in depth. Finally in section three the creative application of light is explained and concepts such as staging, mood, and symbolism are demonstrated in great detail. The book covers everything from the technical to the creative and is the most thorough, detailed, and scientific book on lighting available for artists.