chapter  3
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Lamps, Reflectors, and Lighting Instruments: What Is the Difference?

Specular illumination is the type found outdoors on a bright sunny day, when the light rays are strong, sharp, and nearly parallel to each other. As a result, they cast sharp, well-defined shadows on your exterior location site.There are also artificial sources of specular illumination for use in the studio or on exterior sets.They are carbon arc sources or specially designed discharge lamps with smooth, well-polished reflectors and some form of lens system.