The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light

Learn to Capture Stunning Light in any Situation

By Jim Miotke; Kerry Drager
(Amphoto Books, Paperback, 9780817424985, 224pp.)

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

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Learn how light can breathe new life into your photos
Do you take too many snapshots and not enough “wow” shots? If so, you may be spending more time thinking about your subjects than thinking about the light. In The BetterPhoto Guide to Light, veteran photography instructors Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager help amateur shooters of all levels master this basic ingredient of compelling photography. You’ll learn how to identify the best light, fix common lighting problems, and, most important, take stunning photos with whatever light you have. Full of image examples, hands-on assignments, and proven techniques, this book will show you how to expand your vision and take your photography to the next level.

About the Author

Jim Miotke is a professional photographer and an online photo course instructor with, an online resource for photographers that he founded and runs. He is the author of The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography, BetterPhoto Basics, and The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Children and coauthor of The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography.
Kerry Drager is a widely published photographer-writer and the content manager of He is the coauthor of The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography and author of Scenic Photography 101. His images have appeared in numerous magazines and publications.

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