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Understanding Light
Light, according to Professor Sartore, is what great photography is all about. In this lesson, he shows you how to take a more measured, thoughtful approach to various light sources, techniques, and effects--including back lighting, side lighting, floor lighting (also known as ghost lighting), and colored lighting.
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Taking Photos under and around Water
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Photographing Reflections and Reflectivity
Reflectivity in photography, when used the right way, can transform the annoyances of reflections and glares into powerful ways to add a splash of brilliance to dark scenes and create layered images. What are the ways you can make reflections work for you instead of against you? Find out here.
Photographing Shadows and Backlighting
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Professor Sartore shows you how to effectively wield the small lights that come with basic cameras. What happens when you take the flash off your camera? Diffuse it with a tissue? Play around with shutter speeds? As you'll discover, you can get big photographic results from these little lights.
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