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I think this is pretty good start to a book…I can’t wait till I can actually put on in my hands…If you interested in purchasing on directly PM me at Steven@Begleiter.com, with your address and I will send you information about costs, where to send payment etc..once payment is sent I will ship one out inscribed within 2 weeks..but remember the book is still at the printer and will be out by… Read More

My book Photographic Lighting for Everybody will be for this April 2020

Back in the day when I was running my studio in NYC, I learned that when work was slow I would plan a trip. Without fail I would get a call for an assignment that would happen while I was gone. I would go on the trip anyway and when I would come back work would pick up again. Stay with me.. So last November, only two months ago my family and… Read More

Photographic Lighting for Everbody

What to title my book?

Time for a breather. You get to the point where you just want to stop and I did, for a short time. Then I decided to give it a second read and add more information…then I stopped…and decided it was time to send it to my editor at Amherst Media Tomorrow I am fortunate enough to teach a new class at the Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design, lighting 1 (RMCAD)…. Read More

My publisher Amherst Media books wrote to me tonight….. We look forward to publishing your awesome book.Thanks.Craig Normally that would be great news, but the truth is I haven’t sent them the manuscript yet. I am almost finished with the first draft and I have to admit it is coming together. The way I work is similar to the way I write…instincts, observation and execution. I knew I wanted to write about… Read More

The fun thing about teaching and writing is there is always inspiration. In the class, I am inspired by my students ” who show up” and writing this book about lighting. I am always thinking about how to best explain complicated concepts. In this blog I am taking a an excerpt from my up coming book ” Capturing Light: Improving Your Photography Creatively Through Light”   working title. In discussing the function of the Shutter on… Read More

Book Cover Shoot, possibly the one…maybe..I think

Getting Ready for the Cover Photo Shoot in an Ancient Temple