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PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE

People make great subjects for photos. From candid photos to posed portraits, getting a great photo of someone isn’t that difficult if you stick to the basics. This chapter is going to cover the different types of lighting and how you can modify it to suit your purposes.

The Different Types of Lighting

There are different types of light available to photographers, including available (ambient) light and light that you bring to the scene. Available light is any light that is already present in the scene, from the sunlight streaming in through a window to the overhead fluorescent tubes in a locker room. The other type of light is what you bring to the scene, like a flash, studio strobe, or even an LED light panel. ...

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