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available light

Light of almost any sort which exists and has not been introduced to record images. Its use is sometimes fast, cheap, and even beautiful. Tip: The more you understand lighting technique, the better prepared you will be to take advantage of the good stuff - when it is available. Before committing, what are the odds that it will last as long as your shooting will and that the mood is appropriate? Keep a few lights available - in case. Also see: Natural Light.

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available light

Existing light surrounding a subject; the light that is illuminating a scene without any additional light supplied by the photographer. Ambient light and existing light are two other terms that mean the same thing.
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available light

The light that s normal in a scene, although the term is generally used when the light level is low. Available light shooting usually involves fast film, low shutter speeds and apertures, and/or the use of a tripod.
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available light

Whatever illumination is in a scene without addition of extra equipment (e.g. normal room lights without flash).
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available light

The morbid fear of uncontrolled lighting situations.
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available light

term applying to light normally occurring in a scene, not supplemented by illumination intended specifically for photography.
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