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Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Using Flash and Natural Light for Portrait, Still Life, Action, and Product Photography) by Syl Arena

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4. Creating Your Own Light

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Getting Started with Artificial Light

In addition to the many types of sunlight in our world, photographers also shoot under a wide range of artificial lights—the lights found in our homes and workplaces, as well as continuous lights, flashes, and strobes made specifically for photography. Just as sunlight comes in many colors and can be shaped by clouds and other natural modifiers, each type of artificial light has a unique set of characteristics that provide opportunities and challenges. Once we survey the world of continuous lights—both commonplace and photographic—we’ll jump right into the basics of flash photography. ...

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