Chapter 13 is a guide to arranging and controlling lighting to achieve a variety of affects. The quality of light is discussed in terms of the degree of diffusion - hard to soft; and the importance of contemplating the direction of light is explained. Considerations for shooting with available light both indoors and outdoors are offered. Artificial lighting devices, different kinds of reflectors, diffusers, filters, and supports for lights are covered and their uses explained. Basic flash techniques, different types of flash units, and metering for flash is detailed. Calculating exposure when using a flash is demonstrated. The chapter covers traditional methods of lighting for portraiture, capturing textures, and shooting reflective objects.
After reading this chapter you should be able to: