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Shadows

The balancing act of shadows and noise

Ideally, an exposure should capture detail in the brightest highlights and in the deepest shadows, and give the viewer a full range of tones. But digital sensors do not yet match the dynamic range of film, let alone of black-and-white film, and scenes frequently exceed the range of brightness that sensors can capture. When it’s […]

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Striking the balance between and light and dark

When you have a photo that includes sharp contrast between light and dark, there’s always a possibility that you can lose detail in either the highlights or the shadows. While it’s generally recommended to ‘expose for the highlights’ so that you don’t blow out the lightest areas, you’ll also need to be careful not to […]

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The power of shadows in Boudoir Photography

Top boudoir photographer Critsey Rowe reveals how she uses shadows to define both shape and mood in her intimate photographs   Boudoir is a French word meaning “to pout or sulk” and also refers to a woman’s dressing room, which naturally leads the mind to intimate things. In this century “boudoir” has become the term for a genre […]

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Paula Weston discusses angels and demons in paranormal/fantasy novels

Paula Weston, author of Shadows, published by our sister imprint Indigo stops by the Gollancz blog to talk angels and demons in paranormal and fantasy novels. Shadows is out now where all good books are sold.  As with other paranormal beings, there are endless ways to present angels and demons in urban fantasy/paranormal fiction. Vampire […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Dark Fantasy, Young Adult

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