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Focus On Lighting Photos by Robin Reid, Fil Hunter

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Chapter 6: So, Where Do We Put This Light for Portraits?

THERE ARE A lot of things happening in this picture of Civil War reenactors, but none of those things is very difficult or complicated. Two lights and a couple of gels. We’ll start, however, by talking about a few of the simplest parts, and then we’ll go on from there.

Learning to control the light is what this book is all about, and that control works with glass, metal, flowers, mountains, oceans, donkeys, and most other things. Still, we’ll stick with the studio portrait for now. That’s because most of us can find a subject willing to cooperate. (The sunlight over the mountain may not ...

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