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Assignment 4 – Applying lighting techniques

This assignment comes at the end of a series of exercises that investigate the use of different lighting techniques. I’ve explored the colour and temperature of light in different weather conditions and through various times of the day; looking at both available light, natural and man-made, as well as photographic lighting. To demonstrate some of the […]

Assignment 4 – Subject Choice

I’ve now completed all but one of the exercises in the lighting section of the course. The one I’ve missed is the impractical ‘lighting through the day’ that required repeat visits to the same spot between sunrise and sunset. Given that there are 18 hours of daylight at this time of year and I work […]

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.

Exercise – Judging colour temperature 1

Having completed the exercises on lighting slightly out of sequence due to the vagaries of the English weather, I’ve already explored the changes in the colour of daylight and the reasons for it in the post Judging Colour Temperature 2, before moving on to similar exercises with artificial light.

Exercise – Tungsten and fluorescent lighting

After the exercises looking at the various colours of daylight (here, here, here and here), it’s time to do the same thing with artificial light.

Exercise – Outdoors at night

I’d like to think that I’m pretty well versed in night time photography