Called "essentially practical & practically essential", Lowel Light founder Ross Lowell's
critically acclaimed Matters of Light & Depth is published by
Lowel-Light. Filled with illustrations, photographs, and decades of real world experience, the book has
become a valuable resource for all those interested in expanding their knowledge of lighting.
Choosing the right lighting equipment is only half the battle. The craft of lighting is an art that can
be pursued for a lifetime, and even the most successful professionals are continually striving to learn more.
Originally begun as a little pamphlet on lighting tips based on Ross' years of experience in film making &
photography (the same experience he called upon when inventing many Lowel lighting fixtures). That little
pamphlet grew until it finally resulted in this full sized book.
With something to offer any lighting
professional, from novice to seasoned veteran, including thoughtful essays and lighting exercises in
each chapter, it's certain to help you grow and develop your own approach to this creative art.
The book is available from Lowel dealers, Amazon.com.
The Range of the Book
The Details of the Book
The author is a multi-award-winning cinematographer and Academy Award-winning
lighting equipment inventor who has taught photographic lighting to both students and pros.
In addition to his own techniques, photos, and "light philosophy,"
Ross Lowell interweaves the insights and images of distinguished lighting directors,
photographers, filmmakers and classic painters.
Some of the subjects explored include:
Color Temperature Matters
Hearing the Light
Finessing the Light
Motivating the Light
The One-Light Approach
Setting Up a Small Studio
Superior Exterior Lighting
The Art & Craft of Lighting Craft & Art
Best Ways to Achieve the Worst Lighting
Code: BL-10 Size: 9" x 9" Cover: Coated cover stock Pages: 224, two-color throughout ISBN#: 0-9662504-0-0 Subject: Video, film and still lighting and
composition US List Price: $41.00
Glossary: Approximately 500 entries Images:
Full color pages-26
The two hard reflectors that redirected sun through the
far window solved the problem of how to light the long corridor
dramatically and quickly while maintaining the anonymity of resident juvenile prisoners.
A brilliantly effective teaching tool
witty, beautifully designed plus it's user friendly
cinematographer and author,
Ross has squeezed a lifetime of lighting experience and
insight into one inspiring volumeS While it focuses on the
inexperienced reader, it also helps those of us who have been
lighting for decades to understand why we do it the way we do it.
I am still citing Ross Lowell as the sensitive character who knew what light
and movement were all about. This book confirms it.
anchorman, ABC News
Ross Lowell has spent his life learning
and teaching about light...[This book] should be owned
by everyone who has any kind of cameras The reward for reading
just a few chapters...will surely be better pictures...Mr. Lowell's writingS
has a lyrical and spiritual dimension that
"Valuable Lessons from a Master of Light,"
The New York Times
"As a teacher, I particularly value several chapters,
such as Lighting by Numbers, In Broad Daylight, Dynamic
Lighting of Static Subjects, Shedding Light, and Lights-On
Lessons. These sections are teeming with the kind of applied
wisdom that students are starving for. I enjoyed reading it;
better yet, I learned a lot from it."
professor, New York University,
Dept. of Film & TV
The book also includes an fully updated & expanded Glossary
of lighting definitions called "Terms of Enlightenment".
It is based on an original 500 item glossary that appears in our catalog.