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Digital Photo Assignments by Steve Anchell

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Assignment 26Lighting a Cube

“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.”

—Jim Richardson

Purpose: To Create the Illusion of Three Dimensions through the Use of Light.

There are many ways to create the illusion of three dimensions in a two-dimensional photograph. One is through the use of geometry: converging lines; larger objects in relation to smaller objects; and so on. Another is through the use of color: bright colors advance; dark colors recede. A third method is through the use of shadow and light.

According to Leonardo Da Vinci, in order to produce depth in a painting, you must have three brightness levels: the true brightness of your subject; a brightness that is brighter than the true brightness; ...

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