PRESS RELEASE: Renowned Photographer Kevin Kubota Showcases His Unique Educational Style With New "Lighting Notebook" And Associated App
Famed photographer, post-production specialist and educator provides easy-reference insight on lighting techniques in his latest book, Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers ™, and its companion iPad and iPhone app
Bend, OR -- September 26, 2011-- Kubota Image Tools, provider of photographer-empowering creative imaging tools, workflow-saving solutions, and educational offerings for photographers of all levels, today announced the launch of Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers TM (Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-1180-3510-8). In the new Lighting Notebook, Kubota offers a complete, step-by-step guide for photographers looking to craft, shape and control light to create stunning photographs.
The lighting guidance provided by Kubota in the book is also at the heart of a new stand-alone app, which complements the Lighting Notebook with a searchable database of techniques, “How Kevin Did It” videos and commentary from Kubota himself. The book and the app each offer 101 lighting designs covering a wide range of situations, strategies and desired moods. Available for immediate purchase at book stores nationwide, online retail outlets or direct purchase at the Kubota Image Tools website, the Lighting Notebook retails for $34.99. The Lighting Notebook App for iPad and iPhone will be available for download through iTunes for soon.
“As a self-taught photographer, I’ve learned valuable lessons over more than 20 years in the photo business, but the most important lesson I’ve learned is how much I enjoy empowering other photographers,” said Kubota. “With the Lighting Notebook and app, I’m able to distill a career’s worth of lighting lessons into an easy-to-follow guide that is accessible to photographers of all levels”
The Lighting Notebook is designed to serve as a field guide for photographers looking to create dynamic lighting setups that can help them capture the mood-evoking images that all photographers pursue regardless of skill level. Each chapter of the Lighting Notebook describes a specific lighting setup and provides tips and tricks Kubota has learned during his 20 years as one of the most-recognized photographers in the industry. Featuring brilliant images along with detailed descriptions of how each look was achieved, the Lighting Notebook offers easy to replicate lighting diagrams to demonstrate equipment positions while Kubota’s fun, light-hearted, teaching style makes the lessons in each chapter memorable. Along with the easy-to-follow tutorials, Kubota also offers a detailed list of lighting equipment he used to create each of his signature looks and, more importantly, discusses why he chose each piece of equipment. With techniques ranging from basic to complex, utilizing tools from household flashlights to portable speedlights to pro-grade mono lights, Kubota’s Lighting Notebook includes techniques for photographers of any skill-level and any budget.
The associated Lighting Notebook app combines the powerful tutorials with videos and tips that are particularly useful when referencing a lighting design on site. With the app, users can filter the Lighting Notebook’s tutorials by location, subject characteristics, genre of photography, and budget to generate a custom list of applicable techniques based on their unique parameters. The app serves as a traveling lighting workshop, providing a guiding hand whenever and wherever photographers need it most.
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Kubota’s Lighting Notebook was made possible by generous partnerships with WHCC, B&H Photo, Rogue Photographic Design, PocketWizard and Photoflex.
Available for immediate purchase at book stores nationwide, online retail outlets and for direct purchase at the Kubota Image Tools website, Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers TM (Wiley) retails for $34.99 and the associated iPad and iPhone app will be available soon for iTunes download.
About Kubota Image Tools
Bend, OR-based Kubota Image Tools is the source for time-saving and award-winning image-enhancing Photoshop® Actions and Lightroom® Presets and presenters of inspiring international workshops designed to empower professional photographers. The workflow-saving offerings grew from the digital experience of Kevin Kubota who began pioneering the field of completely digital wedding photography in the 1990s.
As the President and Owner of Kubota Photo Design Inc., Kevin has been working with Photoshop and as a digital/computer educator since 1993. Kevin shares his experience with other photographers through the award-winning Digital Photography Bootcamp®, which has trained thousands of photographers to make the digital transition while empowering them with improved creative control and proven management practices to drive success. Kevin also presents seminars on digital imaging, workflow and Photoshop techniques for professional photographers for national associations such as WPPI, PPA and many state associations.
As the author of the book Digital Photography Boot Camp: A Step-by-Step Guide for Professionals (now in its second edition), published by Amherst Media, Kevin continues to make his vast experience available to the photographic community through his ever evolving blog.
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(First posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 17:10 EDT)