Light is the most fundamental component of a photograph without light, there is no image. Yet it is considered among the most challenging elements of the photographic craft to learn and incorporate into one s vision. Understanding light s behaviour and gaining the ability to control, create, and direct it in order to produce photographs that convey your precise intention are skills that are counted among the most significant milestones toward mastery of the craft. Those who can comfortably, thoughtfully, and deliberately work with light are often seen as the true craftsmen and artists of the photographic genre. And sometimes it feels like they possess a crucial skillset that we ll never have. Picture Perfect Lighting is here to change that. Author Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer and educator who has a talent for identifying areas where photographers regularly hit roadblocks and a passion for educating them so they can break through those barriers to become better, more confident practitioners of their craft. His two previous books, Picture Perfect Practice and Picture Perfect Posing, shattered the mold of instructional photography books as they empowered readers to advance their composition and posing skills. Picture Perfect Lighting, the third book in the Picture Perfect series, brings that same spirit and approach to teaching lighting.