Anything that is placed between a subject and the light source for the purpose of partially blocking reflected light. Gobos are the most effective solution to handling subjects that require mixed lighting. It is also relatively difficult and time consuming to implement. The closer the gobo is to the light source, the larger it needs to be to block the same area within the family of angles. Gobos placed close to the subject are more likely to cast a shadowGobos are often attached directly to light diffusers and positioned by moving the light. This solution avoids shadows that may result from using other methods to suport the gobo.

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