Category e. Photographic Lighting

Exercise – Shiny surfaces

And so to the 11th and final exercise in the light section of the course* where we tackle the photography of shiny surfaces.

Exercise – concentrating light

Keeping the set-up from the previous exercise on lighting angle, the next photographs taken were using a concentrated light rather than diffused. Fig.01 shows the result when a large, diffused light source is used close to the subject. Soft-edged shadows are present, providing visual clues to the texture, form and shape of the figure. The […]

Exercise – The lighting angle

This exercise shows us the effect of moving a light source around the subject, or rather what information we can give on the subjects colour, shape and form by lighting from different angles.

Exercise – Contrast and shadow fill

Having learnt to soften light using diffusers in the previous exercise, this explores how we can change the contrast in a scene that is lit by photographic lighting by filling the shadows and reducing the difference between light and shade. The camera was mounted on a tripod with a 100mm lens looking at a pile of […]

Exercise – Softening the light

Most photographs are taken during the day using sunlight as their light source.