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Question: What are umbrellas used for in photography?

Answer: Diffusion. Usually, the diffusion of an artificial transmitting light source such as a portable flash or studio strobe. If translucent, light can be “passed through” the umbrella. If opaque, light can be “reflected off of” the umbrella. Study And

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Why do some photographers hate flash and avoid using it?

I don’t know, you’ll have to ask them. Here’s why I like flash. It’s a light source that, when used appropriately, is an effective way to add to the depth of composition of your photograph. You know that picture of

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It’s Like Having Portable Lightning.

Lightning,  provides light. We notice lightning more at night than we do during the day. Since lightning is a light source that provides light very briefly, it illuminates what is within the distance/range of the lightning for a split second

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Observing and Recording Light

It’s what we work with as photographers. We observe light with our eyes. We think about our composition with our mind. We record light light with our camera. Without light we have nothing to photograph. As photographers we should practice seeing everything

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The Color Of Light

We describe the color of  light in degrees Kelvin. Take a look at the white balance settings on your camera. Those white balance settings represent the Kelvin temperatures of  different light sources. The settings probably look like icons but those

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Using Color Creatively

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The Relationship Between Metering And Exposure

If your picture is too light, you’ve overexposed it. Overexposure means…

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What Are We Really Photographing?

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When Using Your Flash

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Your Photographs Framed

Do you have some photographs that you’d like to frame and display? Whether you do the work of printing and framing yourself, or have someone do the work for you, there’s a cost of time and money. Multiply the cost 

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