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Langford's Starting Photography, 6th Edition by Michael Langford, Philip Andrews

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5

Controlling Light

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'Without light there would be no photography.’ Such a statement seems almost so simple and obvious that voicing it sounds ridiculous, but sometimes we need to be reminded just how crucial light is to the creation of our images. When first picking up a camera we grow to understand that the quantity of light in our scenes has direct consequences on factors such as the selection of shutter speeds and apertures, but it is only further on in our photographic education that we discover that light also plays another role in the image-making process. It is a role of description. Taking lighting to this next step means that you not ...

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