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Low-Key Lighting: A lighting style wherein the key light is so much more intense than the fill light that there is a high contrast between bright and dark areas. The bright areas are especially bright and the . . . View Full Definition
Lighting Intensity: The power of a light source. Regarding the relative intensity of lighting sources, see three-point lighting.
Lighting Direction: The positioning of lights relative to the object being shot. The norm for lighting direction is three-point lighting.
Lighting Diffusion: The hardness or softness of a light source. Hard light casts a sharp, definite shadow.
Lighting Ratio: Ratio of the brightness of light falling on the subject from the main (key) light and other (fill) lights. A ratio of about 3:1 is normal for color photography.
Axis Lighting: Light pointed at the subject from a position close to the lens.
Side Lighting: Light striking the subject from the side relative to the position of the camera. It produces shadows and highlights to create modeling on the subject.
Moonlighting: Working one or more full- or part-time jobs in addition to an individualís regular full-time job.
Three-Point Lighting: An aesthetic convention in which an actor or object is lit from three sources or points of light of varying intensity. There is one main source of illumination (key light), one source fillin . . . View Full Definition
Lighting Color: Light may be 'colored' by placing a filter or gelatin in front of a light source.
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