Six Qualities of Light         Formative                             Comparative   1) Direction                         4)...
Six Qualities of Light             Formative             1) Direction             2) Diffuse             3) Specular    Th...
Six Qualities of Light                   Direction           The position of the main           light is described by its ...
Six Qualities of Light                   Direction           The position of the main           light is described by its ...
Direction1) Influences ourperception of form &volumeThe shadows developed by sidelighting create the perception ofshape an...
Direction1) Influences ourperception of form &volumeThe lack of shadows created bylighting from near the cameraposition mi...
Direction1) Influences ourperception of shape &volume2) Influences ourperception of texture
Direction1) Influences ourperception of shape &volume2) Influences ourperception of texture3) Influences ourperception of ...
Six Qualities of Light                   Diffuse           A light is “diffuse” when           the transition between     ...
Six Qualities of Light                    Specular          A light is “specular” when          the transition between    ...
Six Qualities of Light           Comparative        4) Color        5) Contrast        6) Brightness (key)    These qualit...
Six Qualities of Light                     Color           Color is used to evoke           emotion. Warm Colors          ...
Six Qualities of Light                     Color           Color is used to evoke           emotion. Warm Colors          ...
Six Qualities of Light                   Contrast           This refers to the           difference between the           ...
Six Qualities of Light             Brightness (Key)           The intensity of light           reflecting from a          ...
Six Qualities of Light             Brightness (Key)           Low Key: a predominance           of dark tones due to      ...
Six Qualities of Light             Brightness (Key)           Normal Key: a broad           tonal range or the tones      ...
Six Qualities of Light             Brightness (Key)           High Key: a           predominance of light           tones ...
Six Qualities of LightFormative    Comparative
Six Qualities of Light    Formative       Comparative1) Direction    4) Color2) Diffuse      5) Contrast3) Specular     6)...
Six Qualities of Light    Formative       Comparative1) Direction    4) Color2) Diffuse      5) Contrast3) Specular     6)...
Six Qualities of Light    Formative       Comparative1) Direction    4) Color2) Diffuse      5) Contrast3) Specular     6)...
Six Qualities of Light    Formative       Comparative1) Direction    4) Color2) Diffuse      5) Contrast3) Specular     6)...
Six Qualities of Light    Formative       Comparative1) Direction    4) Color2) Diffuse      5) Contrast3) Specular     6)...
Six Qualities of Light         Formative                             Comparative   1) Direction                         4)...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral5) Lighting Cont...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: 20 degrees Camera Left2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral5) Lighti...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: 45 degrees Camera Left2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting ...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contras...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contras...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: 135 degree Camera Left2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Warm5) Lighting ...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral to Warm5) Light...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: 75 degree Camera Right2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral to Warm5...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contras...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: 90 degree Camera Right2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral5) Lighti...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contras...
Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposu...
Qualities of Light1) Direction: 75 degree Camera Right2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Warm5) Lighting ...
The Qualities of Light
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

The Qualities of Light

5,893

Published on

From a class I taught at Brooks Institute in Ventura, CA

0 Comments
4 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
5,893
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
4
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "The Qualities of Light"

  1. 1. Six Qualities of Light Formative Comparative 1) Direction 4) Color 2) Diffuse 5) Contrast 3) Specular 6) Brightness (Key)These qualities are very difficult to These qualities are relatively easychange in post production, either in to change in post production, eitherPhotoshop or the traditional in Photoshop or the traditionaldarkroom darkroom
  2. 2. Six Qualities of Light Formative 1) Direction 2) Diffuse 3) Specular These qualities are very difficult to change in post production, either in Photoshop or the traditional darkroom
  3. 3. Six Qualities of Light Direction The position of the main light is described by its location relative to the camera. For example, this light is? - On Camera - 30 Degrees Camera Right - 90 Degrees Camera Left - 135 Degrees Camera Right
  4. 4. Six Qualities of Light Direction The position of the main light is described by its location relative to the camera. For example, this light is? - On Camera - 30 Degrees Camera Right - 90 Degrees Camera Left - 135 Degrees Camera Right
  5. 5. Direction1) Influences ourperception of form &volumeThe shadows developed by sidelighting create the perception ofshape and volume. This is calleddirectional lighting.
  6. 6. Direction1) Influences ourperception of form &volumeThe lack of shadows created bylighting from near the cameraposition minimizes impression ofshape and volume. This is called“flat” or non-directional lighting.
  7. 7. Direction1) Influences ourperception of shape &volume2) Influences ourperception of texture
  8. 8. Direction1) Influences ourperception of shape &volume2) Influences ourperception of texture3) Influences ourperception of drama
  9. 9. Six Qualities of Light Diffuse A light is “diffuse” when the transition between highlight and shadow (the shadow transfer area) is soft or indistinct. In general, diffuse lights are large in relation to the subject. This is a function of both size and the light to subject distance.
  10. 10. Six Qualities of Light Specular A light is “specular” when the transition between highlight and shadow (the shadow transfer area) is hard or distinct. In general, specular lights create hard shadows and are used to emphasize texture. Specular lights are small in virtual relationship to the object they are illuminating..
  11. 11. Six Qualities of Light Comparative 4) Color 5) Contrast 6) Brightness (key) These qualities are relatively easy to change in post production, either in Photoshop or the traditional darkroom
  12. 12. Six Qualities of Light Color Color is used to evoke emotion. Warm Colors create tranquil, pleasant moods. Cool colors generate more distant, uneasy feelings. Color pallets change. Alert photographers watch for shifting trends.
  13. 13. Six Qualities of Light Color Color is used to evoke emotion. Warm Colors create tranquil, pleasant moods. Cool colors generate more distant, uneasy feelings. Color pallets change. Alert photographers watch for shifting trends.
  14. 14. Six Qualities of Light Contrast This refers to the difference between the highlights and the shadows in an image. This difference is known as the contrast ratio. The contrast ratio is measured in stops.
  15. 15. Six Qualities of Light Brightness (Key) The intensity of light reflecting from a surface or radiating from a source. Brightness is measured in Lumens. The term “key” is used to describe the brightness of an image.
  16. 16. Six Qualities of Light Brightness (Key) Low Key: a predominance of dark tones due to either the tonality of the subject or the exposure of value or a combination of the two.
  17. 17. Six Qualities of Light Brightness (Key) Normal Key: a broad tonal range or the tones are compressed around the mid-tones. The overall key can be attributed to either the tonality of the subject, the exposure of value or a combination of the two.
  18. 18. Six Qualities of Light Brightness (Key) High Key: a predominance of light tones due to either the tonality of the subject, the exposure of value or a combination of the two.
  19. 19. Six Qualities of LightFormative Comparative
  20. 20. Six Qualities of Light Formative Comparative1) Direction 4) Color2) Diffuse 5) Contrast3) Specular 6) Brightness (Key)
  21. 21. Six Qualities of Light Formative Comparative1) Direction 4) Color2) Diffuse 5) Contrast3) Specular 6) Brightness (Key)
  22. 22. Six Qualities of Light Formative Comparative1) Direction 4) Color2) Diffuse 5) Contrast3) Specular 6) Brightness (Key)
  23. 23. Six Qualities of Light Formative Comparative1) Direction 4) Color2) Diffuse 5) Contrast3) Specular 6) Brightness (Key)
  24. 24. Six Qualities of Light Formative Comparative1) Direction 4) Color2) Diffuse 5) Contrast3) Specular 6) Brightness (Key)
  25. 25. Six Qualities of Light Formative Comparative 1) Direction 4) Color 2) Diffuse 5) Contrast 3) Specular 6) Brightness (Key)These qualities are very difficult to These qualities are relatively easychange in post production, either in to change in post production, eitherPhotoshop or the traditional in Photoshop or the traditionaldarkroom darkroom
  26. 26. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  27. 27. Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:16) Lighting/Exposure Key: Normal7) Subject Contrast: Low8) Subject Key: High
  28. 28. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  29. 29. Qualities of Light1) Direction: 20 degrees Camera Left2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:26) Lighting/Exposure Key: Normal7) Subject Contrast: Low8) Subject Key: Normal
  30. 30. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  31. 31. Qualities of Light1) Direction: 45 degrees Camera Left2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:16+6) Lighting/Exposure Key: Low7) Subject Contrast: High8) Subject Key: Low
  32. 32. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  33. 33. Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:16) Lighting/Exposure Key: High7) Subject Contrast: Normal8) Subject Key: Normal
  34. 34. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  35. 35. Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:16) Lighting/Exposure Key: Low7) Subject Contrast: Normal8) Subject Key: Normal
  36. 36. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  37. 37. Qualities of Light1) Direction: 135 degree Camera Left2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Warm5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:56) Lighting/Exposure Key: Low7) Subject Contrast: Normal8) Subject Key: Normal
  38. 38. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  39. 39. Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral to Warm5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:16) Lighting/Exposure Key: Normal7) Subject Contrast: Normal8) Subject Key: Normal
  40. 40. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  41. 41. Qualities of Light1) Direction: 75 degree Camera Right2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral to Warm5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:16+6) Lighting/Exposure Key: Normal7) Subject Contrast: Normal8) Subject Key: Low
  42. 42. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  43. 43. Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:16) Lighting/Exposure Key: Normal7) Subject Contrast: Normal8) Subject Key: High
  44. 44. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  45. 45. Qualities of Light1) Direction: 90 degree Camera Right2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Neutral5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:56) Lighting/Exposure Key: Normal7) Subject Contrast: Normal8) Subject Key: High
  46. 46. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  47. 47. Qualities of Light1) Direction: Non Directional2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Cool5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:26) Lighting/Exposure Key: Normal/Hi7) Subject Contrast: Normal8) Subject Key: Normal
  48. 48. Qualities of Light1) Direction:2) Diffuse Light:3) Specular Light:4) Color:5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio):6) Lighting/Exposure Key:7) Subject Contrast:8) Subject Key:
  49. 49. Qualities of Light1) Direction: 75 degree Camera Right2) Diffuse Light: Yes3) Specular Light: No4) Color: Warm5) Lighting Contrast (Ratio): 1:86) Lighting/Exposure Key: Normal7) Subject Contrast: High8) Subject Key: Normal

×