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How to Photograph Black Objects on Black Backgrounds

The following is excerpted, with permission, from the article “Understanding Light Control—Photographing Black on Black and White on Whiteby photographer Zach Sutton, editor and frequent writer of the Lensrentals blog. Read his article in its entirety here.

Before we dig into the nitty-gritty finesse of photographing black on black, we must first have a principled understanding of how both white and black reflect and absorb light. If you’ve been in a studio before, you may have seen a few V-flats lying around. These large pieces of foamboard may be unassuming at first glance, but

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Government can’t explain 143 of 144 mysterious flying objects, blames limited data

The U.S. government can’t explain 143 of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects reported by military planes, according to a highly anticipated intelligence report released Friday.

That report, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was meant to shed light on the mystery of those dozens of flying objects, spotted from 2004 to 2021, but instead said it didn’t have adequate data to put all but one of them into a category.

That one UAP — shorthand for “unidentified aerial phenomena” — was a large, deflating balloon, the report said.

“The others remain unexplained,” the report,

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