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3 Principles of Light Behaviour Every Photographer Needs to Know

In this short video by Ed Verosky he covers three rules about the behaviour of light. When you understand these principles you can then use them better in your photography.

  1. Light travels in straight lines
  2. The subject receives less light as the distance to the light source is increased
  3. The larger the light source relative to the subject, the softer the light source

Watch the video for a more detailed description and demonstration of each:

So what does that mean for your photography? How can you use this information in practice?

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Darlene Hildebrandt
Darlene Hildebrandt

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