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Capturing Light by Michael Freeman

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

1   WAITING

This section explores the different kinds of lighting that the photographer can expect and plan for, with some unexpected and some redefined categories. Each particular kind of light is celebrated and the opportunities it provides for the photographer unveiled.

INTRODUCTION

TIMING THE SUN

SOFT SUNLIGHT

GRAY LIGHT

SOFT GRAY LIGHT

DARK GRAY LIGHT

WET GRAY LIGHT

HARD LIGHT

RAKING LIGHT

TROPICAL HARSH

SNOW LIGHT

INTO THE LIGHT

SHADE TO LIGHT

REFLECTION LIGHT

BACKLIGHT

AXIAL LIGHT

SKYLIGHT

TOP LIGHT

WINDOW LIGHT

GOLDEN HOUR

MAGIC HOUR

BLUE EVENINGS

CITY LIGHT

CANDLE LIGHT

GLOWING LIGHT

2   CHASING

In practical professional shooting, “chasing the light” means working with opportunistic, serendipitous light that’s unpredictable. ...

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