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Picture Perfect Lighting by Roberto Valenzuela

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CHAPTER 3

THE FIVE KEY BEHAVIORS OF LIGHT

Though all of the chapters in Picture Perfect Lighting are important—and they connect solidly together—I believe this particular chapter is the most important. This book will frequently refer back to this chapter to help explain other lighting concepts. I realize many photographers are wary about anything science-related, but without a clear understanding of how light behaves, the rest of the book will not be very meaningful to you. When we acquire an understanding of the science behind light and what governs it, then we can predict its behavior and control the lighting in our photographs. Our creativity ...

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