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Lighting for Digital Video and Television, 3rd Edition by John Jackman

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I hope that this book has shown you that really fine lighting is a combination of observation, imagination, and inventiveness. While almost any camera-toter can learn a basic lighting setup or two and put together some nice-looking interviews, to reach beyond that you need to spend a great deal of time observing the detail of the real world with an artist’s eye. After all, you can’t create realistic lighting without a solid sense of what “realistic” looks like.

But “reality” encompasses a really huge range, doesn’t it? Day and night, dusk and dawn, cold winter light streaming in through dusty factory windows, the natural glow of a crackling ...

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