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Light Falloff and the Inverse Square Law – Part I


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Welcome back everyone! Today we are covering a somewhat difficult concept to grasp. For others, with a mathematical mind, it’s a bit easier, but perhaps some simplification shown in fun diagrams, photos, and videos will help us dummies (myself included). If you have no idea how light works, you will by the end of this series. We are basically looking at how the amount of light from the given source fades and hardens over distance, and also how it corresponds to your camera’s f-stops. This is greatly important for other forms of art as well, so let’s get started!

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Light Falloff and the Inverse Square Law – Part II