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Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Volume 1: Expert Lighting Techniques by Zeke Kamm

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Danny Pack

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Isolate

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TAKE ONE GLOOMY British car park, a Goth-clad model, a photographer with an eye for composition, and a flash with a CTO gel and you’ve got the makings of one eye-catching photo. For “Isolate,” Danny Pack set his camera’s color balance to the warm side of tungsten and used the CTO gel on the flash to help with the color cast. By lining the light up just right, Danny gives it the effect of a “practical light” or light that closely resembles real life. That’s just how the big shots at the movie studios do it, too.

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