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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Digital Photography, 4th Edition by Chris Bucher

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Chapter 4. Understanding Light

Learn how to use light to create a mood or atmosphere, define a shape or a form, and bring out details in your photographs.

Understanding Light

Learn About the Color of Light 42

Measure and Correct Light for Color 44

Learn About Light Quality 46

Use a Flash 50

Learn About the Color of Light

You can use the qualities of light to set the mood and to influence a viewer's emotional response to the picture. You can also use light to reveal or partially hide the subject's shape, form, texture, and detail, or use light to show colors in the scene as vibrant or subdued.

Our eyes automatically adjust for the difference in the color of light sources. ...

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