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Picture Perfect Lighting by Roberto Valenzuela

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CHAPTER 9

HELPER LIGHT: DIFFUSER TECHNIQUES

Diffusers are among the handiest of light modifiers. They are inexpensive and portable. In simple terms, diffusers break up the harsh directional rays of the sun into multiple directions, resulting in diffused light. I own a large variety of diffusers, from small ones that are 12" in diameter to a large 6' x 4' diffuser called the Sun-Swatter by California Sunbouce. The size of the diffuser is not the only feature you can choose. The thickness of the diffusing material also matters considerably. Clearly, the thinner the material, the more light will pass through the diffuser toward your subjects. The ...

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