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Making Light Work for You

Although this chapter introduces continuous lighting (such as daylight, incandescent, LED, or fluorescent sources), it’s useful to first consider how that form of illumination compares to the brief, but brilliant snippets of light we call electronic flash, which I’ll cover in Chapters 9 and 10.

Continuous lighting is exactly what you might think: uninterrupted illumination that is available all the time during a shooting session. Daylight, moonlight, and the artificial lighting encountered both indoors and outdoors count as continuous light sources (although all of them can be “interrupted” by passing clouds, solar eclipses, a blown fuse, or simply by switching a lamp off). Indoor continuous illumination includes ...

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