What exactly does "reading the light" mean?

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Donald B
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Re: What exactly does "reading the light" mean?
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From my point of view its not about reading the light but about a particular "look" your after in an image. my daughter wanted this type of look for her school grad photos next year so we went out for a play and achieved exactly what she was looking for.

I experimented for 6 months and built my lighting gear to get the look out of camera no PP.

If their is a certain look you want study the photographer and the shadows  and look where the light is coming from and the intensity and Practice untill you get what your looking for.

Don

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