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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 9Light Intensity

Figure 9.1 Searing bright light in this scene from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sets a surreal tone.

Image(©2010 20th Century Fox. Courtesy of Everett Collection.)

“There are infinite shadings of light and shadows ... it’s an extraordinarily subtlelanguage. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.”

—Conrad Hall, cinematographer

IN THIS CHAPTER:

9.1 Controlling LuminanceAdjustments that lighters can make to affect the scene’s luminance.

9.2 Evaluating LuminanceVarious means by which to judge the luminance range of your image.

9.3 Capturing LuminanceA consideration of how the luminances ...

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