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Teach Yourself Visually™: Digital Photography, 3rd Edition by Lynette Kent, Dave Huss

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Chapter 3. Understanding Light

Understanding Light

Learn how to use light to create a mood or atmosphere, define a shape or a form, and bring out details in your photographs.

Learn About the Color of Light 26

Measure and Correct Light for Color 28

Photograph in Varied Lighting 30

Use a Flash 32

Learn About the Color of Light

You can use the qualities of light to set the mood and to influence a viewer's emotional response to the picture. You can also use light to reveal or partially hide the subject's shape, form, texture, and detail, or use light to show colors in the scene as vibrant or subdued.

Light and Color

All colors within the color spectrum are contained in visible ...

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