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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 10Light Diffusion

Figure 10.1 A soft frontal light keeps Arwen’s face luminous and flawless in this scene from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

Image(©2003 New Line Cinema. Courtesy of Everett Collection.)

“Only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. Heshould know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjectsare enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment.”

—Bill Brandt, 20th-Century Photographer and Photojournalist

IN THIS CHAPTER:

10.1 Overview of Light DiffusionExplanation of light diffusion and its importance to lighters.

10.2 Hard LightWhat hard light looks like and how to create it in life and digitally. ...

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