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By Joy McKenzie, Daniel Overturf

Man made lighting fixtures FOR images basically explains using synthetic lights of all kinds via a wealthy mix of special diagrams, visible examples, and sensible guideline. Written for starting photographers, the booklet introduces and explains the elemental innovations of lighting fixtures options and the proper gear and prior to happening to hide the most recent advances in lights apparatus and electronic seize units. This primary wisdom is then used to coach key strategies that might aid readers make the most of the gear successfully of their paintings. both emphasizing either studio and placement environments, man made lights FOR images describes tools for fixing numerous demanding situations in order that readers will achieve a radical figuring out of ways and why man made lights suggestions paintings.

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Indd 27 12/18/08 9:18:04 PM Figure 2-19a, b, c Figure 2-20a, b, c Compare the exposure for the white object against a gray background with the white object on white and the white object on a black background. Compare the exposure for the black object against a gray background with the black object on white and the black object on a black background. 28 S E C T I O N I — L i g h t i n g Te c h n i q u e s : B a s i c C o n c e p t s a n d T h e o r i e s Copyright 2009 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

An examination of his portraits reveals an inverted triangle of light over one eye, traveling down the cheek to a point even with the base of the nose. This technique is used by many photographers because it can be used as subtly or dramatically as desired for effective portraits. As in Rembrandt’s paintings, the basic technique for photographic portraits is to create the inverted triangle of light on the subject’s face (fig. 2-31). The size and shape of the triangle will vary depending on light placement and head position.

CHAPTER 2– Shadows, Shapes, and Multiple Sources 41 Copyright 2009 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. indd 41 12/18/08 9:19:31 PM Figure 2-37 The light is positioned high, behind, or near the camera position and angled down toward the subject. Figure 2-38a, b a, short lighting without fill card. b, short lighting with fill card. Generally, the subject is facing toward the light but may not necessarily be looking into the light.

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