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Intensity of Light

Intensity of Light

Characteristics of Light   In the previous articles of this series we had a look at the quality of light in terms of contrast but also of hardness and softness of light, the color temperature of light and the direction of light. Today’s article is all about the fifth characteristic of light, its intensity. What does the intensity of light mean? The intensity of light means merely how bright a light source is. There are light sources with pretty much

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Direction of Light

Direction of Light

Characteristics of Light In the previous articles of this series we have had a look into the color of light and the quality of light. This time we’ll have a closer look at the direction of light. Are there directions that are flattering for our subjects? Are there directions to avoid? What characterizes a specific direction of light? These are the questions we address in this article. The direction of the light is seen from the subject’s perspective and not

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The quality of light

The quality of light

Characteristics of Light In the first article of this series, we examined the Color Temperature of light. As we saw, our camera’s white balance settings can help balance it. In this article, we are going to explore the quality of light, or its hardness/softness but also its contrast. The Quality of Light Is there something we could call lousy light or good light for that matter? Can you compare different forms of light in the same way you would compare

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