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Barn Doors

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Barn doors are the four, hinged metal, matt-black painted flaps on tungsten lamps and flash heads. They are used to minimise unwanted light spills at the light source. Angling the barn doors allows the photographer to control where light...

Broad and Short Lighting

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Turning the head to one side makes one aspect of the face appear wider than the other, referred to as the broad and short, or narrow, sides of the face respectively. These are also the names given to the two types of three-quarter lighting:...

Red Eye

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...In flash photographs, the subject’s eyes may sometimes seem to glow red. This is caused by the source of the flash being close to the camera lens. Light from the flash travels through the lens in the subject’s eyes and illuminates...

Flash

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Flash is a powerful but brief form of photographic light. It is distinct from continuous light, which is any light source that shines without break or interruption – usually tungsten or fluorescent lights. Originally, the flash came from...

Light Meter

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...A light meter is used to measure the intensity of light for photography, giving a readout as a combination of shutter speed and aperture or a single Exposure Value (EV) number for a given film speed or digital sensitivity. Light meters can...

Silhouette

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...A silhouette is the dark shape of the subject seen against a lighter background. This usually means a backlit subject seen in its own shadow or an unlit subject against a bright background. Silhouettes show no colour or textural...

Snoot

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...A conical light shaper that restricts the beam of light from a lamp or flash head. This creates an unfocused pool of strong light that is often used to highlight a specific feature in a still life or to act as an effects light...

Available light

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Photography 02: Lighting

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Street Artists at night – Piccadilly, London (above)A couple sit with separate artists to have their 'likenesses made'. The only light is from camping gaslights hung at shoulder height or on the ground. Long exposure made when closest...

Diffuse Lighting

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...There are really only two qualities of light needed to create the full range of photographic lighting effects. These come from the spotlight and the floodlight. The soft light shown here comes from the floodlight – or its modern equivalent,...

Fluorescent Lighting

David Präkel

David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Above: Photon Beard Highlight and Intensifier – daylight balanced fluorescent lamps for studio use.Fluorescent lights are glass tubes containing a small amount of mercury in a part-vacuum. Electric current is passed through the tube causing...