What exactly does "reading the light" mean?

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OP contadorfan Senior Member • Posts: 2,294
Re: What exactly does "reading the light" mean?

Michael Firstlight wrote:

Well said.

One thing that helped me read the light was was when I began to concentrate every bit as much on shadow - just like it helps to understand composition better by concentrating on negative space. Call it reading the dark LOL. Now I think about and apply (or at least recognize) subtractive lighting almost as much as I use additive lighting when, whether it be natural or artificial if I can gain such control over it.

Mike

Wonderful concept!  That's a new approach.

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