By Rosanne Olson

ISBN-10: 1608957179

ISBN-13: 9781608957170

Every little thing we see is lit via one resource or one other. The questions are: what and the way? that's what this publication is designed to educate you. via Rosanne Olson’s tried-and-true path on lights rules for images, video, and artwork ordinarily, you can find how the angles and heights of your gentle assets have an effect on your photographs. you are going to the best way to paintings with gentle modifiers to alter the standard of your mild, and the way to manage mild to create a sense of intensity and dimension—whether you’re taking pictures with typical gentle, non-stop man made gentle, studio strobes, committed flash, or a mixture of assets. Assignments are integrated that can assist you positioned every one inspiration into perform as you excellent your talents and educate your eyes to determine the subtleties of sunshine. you'll by no means examine a photo or portray within the comparable means once you learn this book!

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The art to using the incident-light meter is knowing where to position it to take the reading. If you are metering for an outdoor portrait, the meter can be fooled by tipping it up to the sky—the same way a gray card will give you an underexposed reading if you tip it to the sky. Photographers often use incident meters to get a sense of the difference between the light and shadow tones in an image. For example, imagine you are photographing a subject lit by a window. If you meter on the side away from the window (the shadow side), you will get one reading.

Try turning the head toward the window to produce short lighting, then turn it away from the window to produce broad lighting. Again, do these setups with and without fill. Create an overhead diagram of your lighting setup for each shot. Part 3: Image Study. Collect tear sheets from magazines, images photographed from books, or photographs printed from the Internet that show some of the above natural lighting scenarios. Look for the catchlights in the eyes as your main clue, as well as the shadows on the nose, chin, and clothing.

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