Definition of fill light in English:

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fill light


A supplementary light used in photography or filming that does not change the character of the main light and is used chiefly to lighten shadows.
Example sentences
  • If you have portable lights, you can dramatically improve your shots using the three-point lighting technique based around a key light, a fill light and a backlight.
  • This is the fill light and helps soften the shadows.
  • Shots of Nicole were backed with masses of flowers, the cutaways of O'Brien were dramatically lit with what appeared to be coloured gels on the fill light.

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Syllabification: fill light

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