Chapter Seven Lighting

Principles and Equipment

In this chapter we look at the key features of lighting: diffusion, color, intensity, direction, and size of the light source. We will discuss how lighting can be used to create different effects and atmospheres. We will cover essential lighting equipment, working with available and mixed lighting as well as solving lighting problems.

The way you choose to light a subject is highly creative and individualistic— in fact you will find lighting one of the most stimulating and exciting aspects of photography. Many photographers' individual styles can be identified through their use of lighting, and ...

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