from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reusable electric lamp that produces a bright continuous light for photographic illumination. Also called photoflood lamp.
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- n. A lamp that produces a broad beam of continuous bright light; used to illuminate a photographic subject
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- n. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
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This ctenophore seems to be exhibiting bioluminescence, but what the “lights” actually represent is reflection or refraction of the photoflood lights from rhythmically beating cilia.
I find that the bidirectional lights work well, but without photoflood bulbs I get an unnatural blue tinge - that sends me back to Photoshop.
My father built in about 6000 watts of photoflood lighting and 12 planes of glass about 24x36.
The thick cord of an antiquated electric bowl fire shared a power-point with the thinner cord of a photoflood lamp and reflector on a tall metal stand.