Lighting theory and application are thoroughly discussed in plain language. This is an excellent text for new students and for the more experienced communications professional who needs to learn basic lighting for a quality video product. Techniques such as 3-point lighting, illuminating subjects in natural light (outdoors), and special effects for mood are as relevant today as they were in 1991. The only drawback is that there are some newer lighting products on the market that build on the basics. For that type of information, I suggest you consult trade manuals. This book will educate the novice to intermediate videographer. It will inspire future lighting technicians.