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Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, 3rd Edition by Nanette L. Salvaggio

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Chapter 1

Light and Photometry

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"Streaming Lights" by Caitlin Shannon, 2007. Biomedical Photographic Communications student. Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Ithink George Eastman said it best, “Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” So it is here we will start, with light and photometry.

The Nature of Light

Light is defined as the radiant energy that our visual system, our eyes, is sensitive to and depends upon for the sensation of vision.

Light is fundamental to photography. The function of photographic materials and ...

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