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bounce light

noun, Photography
Also, bounce lighting. light that is bounced off a reflective surface onto the subject in order to achieve a softer lighting effect.
any arrangement of a light source and reflective surface used to provide such light. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Diode lasers bounce light back and forth internally before releasing it.
  • Also, that something can refract or bounce light in a different direction, in which case that object will appear to sparkle.
  • The shelves bounce light up towards the ceiling of the visitor center.

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