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Photographic lighting


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Photographic Lighting Review

Photographic lighting is the illumination of scenes to be photographed. A photograph simply records patterns of light, colour, and shade; lighting is all-important in controlling the image. In many cases even illumination is desired to give an accurate rendition of the scene. In other cases the direction, brightness, and colour of light are manipulated for effect. Lighting is particularly important for monochrome photography, where there is no colour information, only the interplay of highlights and shadows. Lighting and exposure are used to create effects such as low-key and high-key.
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    • Main sources 

    • Perceptual cause and effect 

    • The natural light baseline 

    • Creating natural looking artificial lighting 

    • Creating surreal lighting 

    • Three light setup