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Portable Video, 6th Edition by Edward J. Fink, Norman Medoff

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Light: Understanding and Controlling It

If you ask an experienced photographer or videographer what the key is to creating good images on film or video, they will probably tell you it is the control of light. In both film and video, the images are made by light reflecting off of the subject of the image. Manipulating light for the camera is truly an art, and one that is crucial for high-quality video.

Lighting is probably the most overlooked, misunderstood, and feared aspect of electronic news gathering (ENG) and electronic field production (EFP). Very often, light kits are low-priority items in budgets for field gear, and subsequently, ...

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