Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic by Fil Hunter

By Fil Hunter

Фундаментальное, авторитетное изложение теории и практики света в фотографии. От общих установок до тонкостей и изысков (вроде «black-on-black»). gentle technology and Magic will give you a finished concept of the character and ideas of sunshine, with examples and directions for functional software. that includes photos, diagrams, and step by step directions, this e-book speaks to photographers of various degrees. It offers precious details on easy methods to gentle the main tough topics, akin to surfaces, steel, glass, drinks, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and photographs.

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Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

Фундаментальное, авторитетное изложение теории и практики света в фотографии. От общих установок до тонкостей и изысков (вроде «black-on-black»). mild technology and Magic will give you a finished thought of the character and rules of sunshine, with examples and directions for sensible software.

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Of the three basic interactions between the light and the subject, simple transmission is the least significant in a discussion of photographic lighting. 10 can occur only if the light strikes the surface at an angle perpendicular to it. At any other angle, the transmission of the light has accompanying refraction. Refraction is the bending of rays of light as they are transmitted from one material to another. 10 Transmitted light. Clear glass and clean air are common materials that transmit visible light well.

2. Most photographers have enough equipment to do almost every assignment well. Even if you have no lighting equipment at all, you may be able to get the job done. Can the subject be photographed outdoors? If not, sunlight through a window may be a good light source. Inexpensive tools, such as white cloth, black paper, foam board, black gaffer tape, and aluminum foil, can allow you to control sunlight as effectively as the best manufactured equipment. 16 The above said, there is no dispute that good lighting equipment can be a great convenience.

LIGHT” VERSUS “LIGHTING” We have talked about the brightness, color, and contrast of light. These are all of the important characteristics of light. However, we have said very little about lighting. Indeed, the little we have said about lighting has more to do with the absence of light, the shadows, than with the light itself. Shadow is that part of the scene that the majority of the light in that scene does not strike. Highlight is the area illuminated. We want to talk about highlight, but we are not quite ready for it.

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