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‘Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow proves the substance true.’

Alexander Pope




The importance of shadows

Shadows might be considered something that things get hidden or lost in, but this element of lighting is actually so vital in terms of composition and defining spatial relationships, that the importance of shadows in a lighting scheme simply cannot be overstated. The human eye takes a cue from shadows not only in judging where a light source is located, but also what an object is made of, how far away it is and how it relates spatially to its surroundings. Shadows ...

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