Lighting the Un-lightable

Lighting the Un-lightable returns in 2017.
Lighting the Un-lightable remains the most read series in NyghtVision Magazine.
If you aren’t familiar with the series, it is designed to show our readers how to think about light. At the core of our lighting methodology, is an understanding of light that is akin to the theory advanced by Gabriel Lippmann> He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1908.

Digital cameras aren’t really digital. The sensor, like the old rotary phones that were used 50 years ago, is an analog device. The digital processors in the camera “translate” the data from the sensor into a digital format. That sensor doesn’t “see” color. It responds to the difference between frequencies of light that are “measured” by the digital circuitry and then converted to color. In reality, the sensor “sees” only black, white, and gray. On a gray scale, there are 256 shades of gray, including black and white.

The father apart black and white are the more difficult it will be to create an image that is both emotionally powerful and technically sound. The problem, of course, is learning how to apply this basic theorem in a practical setting. This is where Lighting the Un-lightable comes it. This series is designed to help you learn how to think about light and how to apply what we discuss to your work. These are real-life situations that occur in our work everyday.

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