Light quality is infinite and changes all the time, yet once appreciated and acknowledged, its variables are intriguing. Photographers have the unique opportunity.
photo by Nathan O’Nions.
Urs Recher and Karl Taylor are two industry voices that demystify the process with their online expertise. Front lighting can be quite effective in the studio, constructing a recipe of light for your image. A powerful and adjustable Broncolor Para 88 is used to achieve the photograph. The silver interior of the umbrella and parabolic form allows gorgeous light fall-off. Here the light seems to hug the curves of the bike and then falls off into the shadow.
Often it is the combination of the two that produces impressive effects.
As with the previous section, knowing immediay which types of photography lighting are available to you, how they work, how to use them to.
What is ambient light and how does it affect your photography?
Portrait photography is quite unique to each photographer who generally invents their own techniques and styles over time.
Types of Photography Lighting – Portraits.
For example, if you simply have to shoot in direct sunlight, especially at weddings or events where many shots are outdoors, try “pinging” in a little fill in flash and keep the sun behind the subject.
Direct flash indoors is horrible and tends to wash out the colours and leave nasty shadows behind your subject.
Learn how moving around an object or subject outside can change the mood of a shot lit by daylight.
The following post on 9 Lighting Types is by San Francisco based photographer Jim M. Goldstein. Learn more about him at the end of this post. In my previous.
http://niels-henriksen.blogspot.com/2008/04/10-best-methods-to-take-great.html Niels Henriksen. This article provides great detailed support to the latest article where I posted about the â€˜10 Best Methods to Take Great Photographsâ€. The second item was about Understating Light and this article provides good descriptions of the various types of light that can either challenge us or provide wonderful opportunities to isolate and enhance the main subject.
Those images are truly impressive. Do you do much post production or is the image out of the camera almost spot on?.
Simple and nice article (though i already knew it all).
Creatively lighting your subject is an integral part of the photographic process.
Understanding light is one of the most important skills in photography. Jeff Revell discusses the properties of light, types of light, quality of light.
These new cool lights usually come in compact bulb configurations, and there is an abundance of available lighting fixtures that let you use multiple lights in a softbox to create beautiful soft light ( Figure 4.6 ). There was a time when you would avoid fluorescent lights when photographing people. But those days are long gone, thanks to cool fluorescent lights. They are called “cool” because they don’t throw off the huge amounts of heat that traditional tungsten and quartz lights do.
Flat light. When you have your light source facing directly at the front of your subject, this is flat lighting. Broad light. Short light. Split light. Backlight. Rim light. Butterfly light. Loop light.
With butterfly light, the light is placed above and in front of your subject to create a small shadow under the nose resembling a butterfly (hence the name). This type of light beautifully highlights prominent cheekbones which is why you most often see it used on women. Again, know your subject’s face and how the light will affect their features. However, it emphasizes the shadows from deep set eyes. Butterfly light is also commonly referenced as paramount light.
Off camera flash: Similar to a reflector, off camera flash combats the lack of clarity that comes with lots of backlight.