Chris has recently published the book Lighting Photo Workshop. This practical guide covers everything flash systems to working outdoors in bright or low light conditions, and showing how the right lighting can enhance color, improve contract, and lead to new creative possibilities.
Chris says,"My goal with Lighting Photo Workshop was to bring real life professional lighting solutions to every day photographers. Often times the "best" light is when one is getting the kids ready for school, or when you are eating dinner-all the same, sometimes you just have to take a photograph when the sun is glaring or storms are looming. By starting with the basics of exposure and how light works, I show how you can find or make good looking light most any time and any where just by using your head. Spend some time learning to see the how the light and shadow is working in your image. "Using the same tips, tricks and knowledge that I use as a photographer every day to make photographs work and look great for clients and publications around the country can help everyone take better photos. Lighting Photo Workshop doesn't delve deeply into studio strobes, but does go over the basics of dealing with small strobes for fill and accent lights.
"The subjects were also carefully selected as to show that great photographs don't always mean deep trekking in to the wilds or waiting for hours for the right light. Urban landscapes, portraits, groups, weddings, and landscapes that aren't too far off the beaten path are the examples shown. My hope is that new photographers will glean much real life information about lighting and that this book will help them get up to speed quickly in learning about photographic lighting."