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David Busch’s Nikon® D4/D4S: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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8Making Light Work for You

Successful photographers and artists have an intimate understanding of the importance of light in shaping an image. Rembrandt was a master of using light to create moods and reveal the character of his subjects. Late artist Thomas Kinkade’s official tagline was “Painter of Light.” Dean Collins, co-founder of Finelight Studios, revolutionized how a whole generation of photographers learned and used lighting. Photo guru Ed Pierce conducted seminars called “Captivated by the Light,” that reveal his secrets for portrait lighting. It’s impossible to underestimate how the use of light adds to—and how misuse can detract from—your photographs.

All forms of visual art use light to shape the finished product. Sculptors don’t ...

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