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    Books on available light photography?

    I was keenly reading the thread "Books to read about lighting," but the thread seems to favour controlled lighting (probably why it was posted in the equipment/lighting forum). I'm primarily interested in available light. What book(s) on available light photography (for an analog photographer, of course) would you recommend? I've looked at a few online (e.g., Available Light: Photographic Techniques for Using Existing Light Sources by Don Marr), but most books favour ddddigital photography (there, I said it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by walbergb View Post
    I was keenly reading the thread "Books to read about lighting," but the thread seems to favour controlled lighting (probably why it was posted in the equipment/lighting forum). I'm primarily interested in available light. What book(s) on available light photography (for an analog photographer, of course) would you recommend? I've looked at a few online (e.g., Available Light: Photographic Techniques for Using Existing Light Sources by Don Marr), but most books favour ddddigital photography (there, I said it).
    Because that's what most people shoot...

    Haven't seen the newer revised edition but Lee Frost's 1999 The Complete Guide to Night and Low-light Photography is useful and possibly available used.

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    TBH, available light photography is simply photography. Books like 'The Negative' are a good start but understanding your camera, your lenses, your meters and films are integral to getting accurate exposures. Understanding principals or rules will only get you so far. Testing your gear and learning how it responds to light/meter readings is very important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjphoto View Post
    TBH, available light photography is simply photography. Books like 'The Negative' are a good start but understanding your camera, your lenses, your meters and films are integral to getting accurate exposures. Understanding principals or rules will only get you so far. Testing your gear and learning how it responds to light/meter readings is very important.
    ...which is exactly why The Negative is a good place to start. Also, Natural Light Photography (#4 in the Basic Photo Series), by Adams.

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    Thank you all for your suggestions. I will look into them.
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