Direct Reflection

Reflection produced when a light bounces off a surface at the same angle that it hit. This is often stated: “The angle of incidence equals the angle of reflectance.” The visibility of reflections is precisely determined by the angles between the light source, subject and view point. A camera directly in line with the reflection will see a large bright spot while one viewing from the side will capture darkness. No objects exhibit perfect direct reflection, water, glass, and metals may approximate it.

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