Appendix B

Tools for Creating Lighting Diagrams

If you spend a lot of time creating lighting setups, find a way to record them. The simplest way is to use a notebook and pencil, but there are many technology tools that make the job easier, whether you are working on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. Digital lighting setups are perfect for uploading to your blog or sharing with others. This appendix introduces some of the powerful tools on the market and lists their strengths and weaknesses.

You may initially choose a tool based on the appearance of the diagrams and ease of use. However, if you plan to publish your setups commercially or on your blog, find out if the tool allows it. The licensing details discussed in the following sections ...

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