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A well-composed photograph requires the synthesis of many elements, including perspective, linear orientation, appropriate depth of field, and artistic nuance. Yet all of these are secondary to the most crucial element in all visual art: light. Whether you derive your lighting from manmade instruments or the natural light of the sun, it is important to develop reliable techniques you can use whenever the moment of inspiration strikes.