By Chris Bucher
A rigorous functional consultant to photographic lighting fixtures thoughts, entire with hands-on assignments
Offering electronic photographers a whole path in photographic lights, this publication covers every little thing from utilizing flash platforms and studio lighting fixtures to operating open air in brilliant or low-light stipulations. Full-color examples express how the best lighting fixtures can increase colour, increase distinction, and open the door to new inventive chances.
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It is common to affect light quality with reflectors, placing the subject in a soft light situation and leaving the rest of the scene to hard light. This might happen when shooting in open shade with a sunlit background. The light in 1-23 is soft, yet it still has bold lines and nice contrast. The white of the aspen trees and the color of the leaves all over make this a perfect candidate for soft light. In harder light, this image would be almost impossible to manage with the huge contrast range between the white trees and the dark underbrush.
1 at ISO 100. qxp 5/30/07 7:37 PM Page 40 ON-CAMERA FLASH It wasn’t too many years ago that photographer’s flashes amounted to disposable flash bulbs, and even before that, flash powder was used to help light a photograph. Photography has come a long way, and now virtually all digital cameras have flashes built in or have accessory hot shoe mounts to place a larger flash on top; some have both. BUILT-IN FLASH The compact digital camera usually has a small built-in electronic strobe somewhere along the top, front of the camera, hopefully, where the photographer’s fingers won’t block it.
The light of the image comes through the lens and shutter and then passes through an array of red, green, and blue filters and microlenses for each pixel on the sensor. The light excites the electrons on the sensor, and the image becomes an electronic signal. This signal runs through a series of electronic filters for color, white balance, and the like, and finally, the light becomes your digital image. The image is then stored on a small digital memory cards. to use, or these cameras can be partially or totally manually operated.