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Basic Lighting Vocabulary...

Dena Helm

on 10 January 2013

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VOCABULARY COLOR TEMPERATURE A standard method of describing colors for use in a range of situations and with different equipment Color temperature is often expressed in units called kelvins (k) COLOR CONTRAST is the difference in luminance and/or color Contrast helps an object, or the image being presented, become more visible TUNGSTEN LIGHT a form of hot or continuous lighting in studio applications

Read more: Tungsten Lights - How To Information | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/tungsten-lights/#ixzz2GpRypz47 A form of hot or continuous lighting in studio applications Digital still photographers and portrait photographers prefer tungsten lighting for its consistency Example how to use TUNGSTEN LIGHTING HALOGEN LIGHT A variant of incandescent lighting that uses a quartz or high-melting-point glass envelope filled with halogen gas rather than a glass bulb It is more efficient and lasts longer than regular incandescent lighting FRESNEL LIGHT A focusable light that can be adjusted using a knob in the back, you can create a narrow beam of light or a "flood", wide, beam It is named Fresnel Light because it contains a fresnel lens, a glass lens with concentric ripples that is visible on the front of the light, casting soft, even illumination across the light's beam. AMBIENT LIGHT Also known as general lighting, this type of lighting makes it seem like there is no source of the light from all directions of the room INCIDENT LIGHT A ray of light that strikes a surface REFLECTED LIGHT this is the light that bounces off your subject and other elements in the scene It can be measured in quality and quantity, enabling you to readily define the mood of the image SPOT LIGHT A focused beam of light on one subject FLOOD LIGHT An artificial light providing even illumination across a wide area
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