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The Advanced Digital Photographer's Workbook by Yvonne J. Butler

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Chapter 5

Digital Light and Lighting

Lou Jones

Photography is in the midst of another new and exciting revolution, the digital revolution. The debate over digital versus film has stirred up all sorts of changes in the way we gather images. However, aside from the exciting changes and options before us, the fact remains that most of “the fundamentals” of light and lighting are still applicable.

The word photography means “writing with light.” The adventure we embark on as photographers requires that we make peace with light and/or the lack of it. No matter what kind of camera we use—film or digital or large format or compact—and whether ...

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