Originally Posted by tukaniSVT
Light Science and Magic is a great book to understanding light and how a camera sensor interprets it. It is more of a amateur pro level ... but a good book.
Is that book more about how to light a subject to better photograph it? The thing I like about Understanding Exposure is that it seems to be equal parts what's in front of the camera, what's inside the camera, and how to approach things from behind the camera. Hey, that's kinda poetic. I'm not saying that book won't be useful to me, since all of the photography I do at work is artificial lighting in a "studio" set up.
Fun fact: On Amazon, the most frequently purchased bundle with Light: Science and Magic is Understanding Exposure and The Photographer's Eye, the other two books I currently have. Right now the 2007 edition is like $27, but they're releasing a new version this year, which will be like $35. From your experience in lighting, do you think there are going to be new things in the new version worth waiting for, or has much changed in the last 4 years as far as lighting goes?