1. the illumination of a play, film, etc
⇒ It was played in modern dress, and had bold lighting effects to suggest the columns
of light of the Nuremberg rallies., ⇒ What I really wanted was to stun my audience with my lighting effects.
2. in a photo, the lighting effects are the way the sun, shade, etc causes the photo to appear
⇒ A single flashgun can produce many different lighting effects, ⇒ The best lighting effects are seen when the camera is pointed towards the sun
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