Light, Science & Magic Pt 3.

As with many things our brains edit the information provided by our eyes. It edits the image. With a photographic image the brain does not play this role and instead the photographer must. Lighting is part of this.
Lighting is concerned with highlight & shadow. If these are correct the mid-tones are probably fine.
Highlight and shadow reveal form, shape and depth. Painters use these effects to create ideas of depth & form in their images. Although we are perhaps working with the physical and real we still use these effects to give physicality to our 2D images.
We try to capitalise on these elements to reveal what we wish to reveal.

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