New eBook out now:
Techniques for Dramatic Off-Camera Lighting

I am very happy to announce that Craft & Vision have just released my latest eBook: Light It Up! Techniques for Dramatic Off-Camera Lighting.

In this 160-page PDF eBook, I cover everything I have learnt myself over the past 10+ years in working with flash photography. The eBook includes essential theories about light but with a focus on the practical consequences for you as a photographer. It showcases techniques and gives advice on using speedlights and portable studio flashes on location. All the info is presented in case studies, lighting diagrams, and advice on the best gear to buy for different scenarios. Inside you’ll find: 

  • Both beginner and advanced lighting setups
  • Lighting diagrams and behind-the-scenes setup shots
  • Real-life lessons from me on what works, what doesn’t, and how to improve
  • A comprehensive discussion on the latest lighting gear and how to save big on gear by buying third-party flashes
  • In-depth coverage of advanced techniques such as high-speed sync and hypersync
  • Information on both big and small flashes and the importance of a “flash ecosystem”
  • How to work with on-camera flash with excellent results 
  • Post-production instruction

Light It Up! will help you overcome any fear you might have for flash photography (I know I had, years ago!) and help you turn your flash from a contrarian adversary to a trusted ally. Personally, I would rather leave a lens at home than my flash! I hope you will, too, after reading this eBook!

Light It Up! is priced at $30 (+ VAT in Europe) and that's including the two bonuses (see below). 

Bonus 1: Three Lighting Videos

In addition to the 160 page PDF eBook, you'll also get access to three 15 minutes bonus videos. That's 45 minutes total of bonus video content. The first video shows you how I shot this particular image on a recent trip to Varanasi and how I processed it in Lightroom and Photoshop. In the second video, I share my 'Layering Lights' technique with you: a cool technique to create really beautifully lit photos with just one light. In the final video, I walk you through some of the images in the eBook, giving you behind-the-scenes information.

Bonus 2: Five LIghtroom Presets

Because everybody loves bonuses, I have created a second bonus for you: five free Lightroom presets that show you how one click can take a picture from good to great.

Below is the first of the three bonus videos that come with the eBook. Watch it now for free!

And here you can see a couple of sample pages...

Still in doubt? Here's what other photographers had to say about Light It Up!

In the first couple of chapters alone, this eBook covers the same information that other photography courses spread across months or even years. Although the book contains some pretty techie stuff, Piet knows how to explain it in a simple way and illustrates it with practical examples. More advanced photographers will also benefit from this book by useful tips and examples from Piet’s daily practice, explanations on typical flash problems and solutions, setup shots, or lighting diagrams.
— Erik v. R.
Do you want to start using your flash creatively, both on- and off-camera but are getting lost in all the information that’s out there? No need to worry: this book will guide you through the world of flash techniques and gear. It’s a highly educational book that offers an interesting insight in technique and creativity.
— Serge V. C.
As an available light aficionado, reading this book had me go out and flirt with flash light.
— Tom M.
Don’t hesitate. Terrific book!
— Ronald G.
Impressively complete. Should be on every photographer’s bookshelf.
— Philippe B.
A truly marvelous book, both in terms of contents and layout, explaining complex concepts in an understandable way. Highly recommended!
— Bart P.