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Why the Inverse-Square Law Might be ‘Wrong' for Your Photo Shoot

6 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Think you know the inverse-square law? How much of a “law” is it actually in the practice of photography? We are taught that the inverse-square law is the holy grail of understanding the laws of light. Some condense all the wonderful knowledge about light concepts to the inverse square law only. In this article, I want to invite you to take a step back and see how the inverse square law is wrong. Sometimes.
Inverse-square law says that light falloff is inversely proportional to the distance from the source squared. This is a common physics relationship that is also found in things such as...
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