We talk about the three important rules regarding the behavior of light. As photographers we can use these rules to achieve the type of lighting we want, inc…
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18 Responses to Three Rules of Lighting for Photography

  • Jayanta Mohanty says:

    Such A Great technical explaination of the basic rules of lighting.

  • Tamer98 says:

    Thanks a lot..

  • Randell John says:

    Excellent video Ed.

  • Allen Chen says:

    Rule three was excellent

  • jonnypanteloni says:

    light is a wave. It’s trajectory/path is known as a ray. It can be called a
    ‘ray’ of light because that is what it is, however, to be more precise,
    some scientists/mathematicians etc. will call it a wave. It is particulate
    because of it’s visual form if photographed (the photons), however, these
    particulate things come in various wavelengths and i forgot how to finish
    the rest of this answer. Hope it helps, and that someone super intelligent
    finished the rest of your question!

  • angelgmail1970 says:

    Very well done, thank you for such clear explanations about light

  • flow vb says:

    this is supercool !

  • runescapemastr says:

    Good thing you’re not going into photography.

  • snakeblade88 says:

    Excellent video Ed! Great visuals and clear explanations.

  • Richard Rykard says:

    Damned fine breakdown for the more mathematically obtuse among us, that is,
    me. Nice.

  • Peter H says:

    Nice and easy to understand….Thanks so much.

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  • Joseph Lim says:

    Physics in Photography

  • BonesTheCat says:

    Rules schmules. See picture – push button. Upload to instagram.

  • Ed Verosky Photography Tutorials says:

    Rule #1 is useful for any situation. A plane, like the face of a softbox,
    emits rays on many discrete line paths. This helps explain things like how
    one part of the plane casts a shadow while another helps fill in shadows.
    It also explains things like room bounce. It is not suggesting that all
    rays are shooting straight out of the source at the same angle. The inverse
    square law can be generally applied in photography because there is no
    perfect point source and zero reflective environment.

  • Saleem Sadique says:

    explained very beautiful thanks Verosky

  • Allie Miller AllieMillerPhotography says:

    Sweet n simple…

  • cybergrief says:

    What is the difference between light waves and light rays? I’m confused
    because the frequency of visible light can be described as both particulate
    and wave form. Also, how does interference and diffraction play into these
    rules? Thank you for helping me to understand this. “liked”


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