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Stoppees' Guide to Photography and Light by Brian Janet Stoppee

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Chapter 8

Man-Made Modifiers

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Light strikes a surface. It reflects away from it. The light takes that surface’s characteristics and shares it, wherever it goes. Take that same principle and apply it creatively to all that you photograph. Reflect what you see and share it.

Some brilliant minds have been at work developing a fascinating series of tools that assist you in manipulating light to your advantage. There are portable modifiers that harness the sun. Others are indispensable lighting instruments for artificial light sources.

These are the tools that photographers share with Hollywood, broadcast news and sports, and even at times retail display ...

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