Peter Hurley Explains How the Inverse Square Law Applies to Photography

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The inverse square law is one of the most important yet misunderstood concepts in photography. On the surface, it basically says that the intensity of a light source will decrease as you move the light away from your subject, but how does that apply to the highlights and shadows in a portrait? In this small excerpt from the "Illuminating the Face" tutorial, Peter Hurley breaks down both the math and the practical application of the inverse square law. 

Original Article Source Credits:   Fstoppers , https://fstoppers.com/

Article Written By:  Patrick Hall

Original Article Posted on:  March 2, 2017

Link to Original Article:  https://fstoppers.com/education/peter-hurley-explains-how-inverse-square-law-applies-photography-167674

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