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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...

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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The Visual Dictionary of Photography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Available light is commonly associated with photography in low-light conditions. It is, however, any natural or artificial light that can be used by the photographer to get an exposure. The real distinction is that it is not photographic...

Backlighting

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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...Backlighting is light that comes from behind the subject towards the camera, creating a rim of light around the subject. Some may be reflected or spill forwards to reveal additional detail that prevents the image from being a simple...

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...

Soft Box

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 source of diffuse photographic light – a floodlight, in other words. A soft box is a box or frame covered with translucent (light-diffusing) material used over a flash head to create a soft light. Soft boxes are available in various sizes...

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:...

Butterfly 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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...The highlighted area demonstrates the fall of a butterfly shadow.Butterfly lighting is that which falls near to and above the camera; high frontal key and fill lights that look almost like summer sunshine. Light from this direction casts...

Darkcloth

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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...Ground-glass viewing screens on large-format cameras are usually dim, especially with the lens set to the taking aperture. To see any image on the screen at all, it needs to be completely shaded from ambient light. The most convenient way...

The Daylight-Studio

Lighting

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book chapter

...A daylight studio can offer a wealth of opportunities when photographing indoors.When photographing indoors the natural instinct is to reach for flash. However, there's another option - the daylight studio. A well-lit room and a few...

Daylight

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

Book chapter

...Photographic daylight is the average summer sunlight as measured at noon on the Mall in Washington DC, USA, corresponding to a colour temperature of 5,500K. Practically speaking, that means the sun is out in a blue sky, one-third filled...