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Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video by Richard Ferncase

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CHAPTER SIX

 

Controlling Light Quality: Lighting Equipment

INTRODUCTION

Every light source, whether it be the sun, sky, desk lamp, streetlight, fluorescent tube, candle, or professional lighting instrument, has its own character or quality. Color temperature has much to do with the inherent quality of a given source. However, the most important indication of the quality of light has to do with how it looks on a given subject. A picture of a subject taken outdoors under an overcast sky looks quite different from a picture of the same subject on a sunny day. An open window casts light of a distinctly different quality than that of ...

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