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‘Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.’

Edward Weston






Visual storytelling

Knowing light is at the very foundation of visual storytelling, whether you’re working in film or photography, fine art or illustration. However, there are further concepts that should also form the cornerstones of a lighting artist’s visual storytelling toolkit: composition, staging, mood and depth. This chapter will take the form of a discussion of these concepts, with the role of the lighting artist always ...

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