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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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44. UNDERSTAND THAT LIGHT HAS COLOR

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ON SOME LEVEL, even if you’ve never given it much conscious thought, you instinctively know that light has color. You know that candlelight looks orange, that the light you see at dusk has a blue tint, and that there’s something universally loathed about the fluorescent light used in fitting rooms. (Or maybe that last one’s just me?)

Once you start paying attention to the color of light, you’ll notice how much it varies from scene to scene and even minute to minute. Have you ever noticed the profound shift that can happen in an instant when you’re standing outside on a bright, sunny day and a huge cloud suddenly ...

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