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    Light creates shadows, and shadows in return, enhances the
    appearance of the subject. The interaction of the two is
    fascinating. Light can make the subject feisty or dull while
    shadows can make it mysterious or terrifying.


    Shadows add facet and meaning to an image. Without shadows
    the object may appear plain and boring. Lights and shadows
    establish the correlation of one object to another and their
    place in the full scene. The position and strength of the
    lights and shadows also set the general mood of the subject.

    "Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it.
    But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth,
    and you will know the key to photography".
         -- George Eastman, one of the founders of Kodak

  Some Lighting Facts You should know

  Digital camera lighting techniques

  How to Set White Balance

  Time Lapse Photography -- Over 14 years (note the lighting)

    A Dutch filmmaker has updated one of the more compelling uses
    of time-lapse photography techniques online. Frans Hofmeester
    has filmed his daughter, Lotte, every week since her birth in
    1999. He recently posted a video that shows her on a white
    background, growing from a chubby-cheeked baby into a
    braces-wearing teenager.

  Advanced Lighting Tutorial
  From the book "Lighting & Rendering"
  Light - a detailed tutorial (in four parts)

  Sarah Greenough
    Bullfinch Press.; First Edition edition (1989)
    ISBN-10: 0821217577
    ISBN-13: 978-0821217573

  Jay Ruby
    Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America
    MIT Press (July 23, 1999)
    ISBN-10: 0262681099
    ISBN-13: 978-0262681094

    Secure the Shadow uses a combination of cultural anthropology
    and visual analysis to explore the photographic
    representations of death in the United States from 1840 to the
    present. It looks at the ways in which people have taken and
    used photographs of deceased loved ones and their funerals to
    mitigate the finality of death.