When light hits an object, one of three things can happen. The light can be reflected, it can be transmitted, or it can be absorbed. In this short video tutorial from my course, A Photographer's Guide to Light, you will learn about absorption and reflection.
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If this scientific approach to light was useful for you, then you'll love the full course, A Photographer's Guide to Light. In it, you'll learn about visible light and the electromagnetic spectrum.
You will learn about the three most important qualities of light for photographers: brightness, color, and contrast. Then you will learn about how light interacts with matter: how light is absorbed, how light is transmitted, and how light is reflected. We'll demonstrate the three types of reflection: diffuse, direct, and polarized.
By the end of this course you will have learned a lot about light, and this will help you to control light, to predict what it's going to do, and to translate your ideas into fantastic-looking images.