Today we have the pleasure of announcing that Lighting in Layers from David Hobby of Strobist fame is our product of the year for 2011.
Several factors went into making our selection.
Quality of content: Lighting in Layers starts out with the absolute basics, shooting with a single window as your only light source and then builds in small steps until you are shooting high speed action with multiple lights.
Quantity of material: You get 7 DVD's that contain over 9 hours of learning. The first 6 DVD's are the 16 different on location shoots in hi def, DVD number 7 is the entire course in low def for use on your mobile device and will make your learning portable.
Appeal of the product: Lighting in Layers has information that people new to photography will be able to easily learn from, but there is also plenty for those folks who have been shooting for years, you'll find tips, tricks, and techniques that will help advance your craft. Bottom line, there is something here for everyone.
Price: You get the entire 7 DVD course for just $159 (with free shipping), which puts it into the price range that (almost) everyone can afford. If you want to understand (and control) light you really can't afford not to get this.
We reviewed Lighting in Layers back in September and you can read the entire review here.
If you would like to dig a little deeper into what Lighting in Layers contains before you buy, you can check out the complete gear list for each and every shoot right here, the final images shot at each shoot here, and the Flickr discussion thread here.
At Weekly Photo Tips we have the good fortune of getting to test and use some pretty outstanding photography products and without a doubt, because of the quality of information and its affordability Lighting in Layers is head and shoulders above everything else we used this year.