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  • Lightingis an important aspect of photography… the lighting you use will determine the quality and mood of your photograph
  • Natural Lightlight existing from natural sources such as the sun or moon.This type of light is generally best for photography becauseit is the way our eyes see.
  • Artificial Lightgenerated from studio lights, built-in or external flash units.Artificial lighting provides flexibility and creativeopportunities, especially in situations where there is nonatural light. View slide
  • Ambient Lightlight that already exists in a scene, either natural (sunlight)or manmade (artificial). Ambient light works well for avariety of photographic genres particularly landscapephotography. View slide
  • Back Lightinglight from behind the subject, heading toward the camera.This type of lighting creates silhouettes easily. Combinedwith certain atmospheric conditions such as fog or airbornedust you can get dramatic effects.
  • Directional orSide Lightingcoming from a specificdirection, usually the side.This provides a great dealof contrast, can createlong shadows and addsdepth to the image. Thistype of lighting can add adramatic flare toarchitectural andportraiture photography.
  • Diffused or Softlight that is scattered,spread out and not comingfrom a single point. Forexample, light on a cloudyday is diffused. This type oflighting reduces contrastand minimizes shadows.
  • Shadows/Contrastenhances the mood,meaning and appearanceof the subject. Withoutshadows the object mayappear plain or flat.Light and shadows createscontrast (range of differencebetween different tones)which adds depth andinterest to an image.
  • Assignment:40 Image Contact Sheet plus 2 Best Images • Natural Light - 10 images • Artificial Light - 10 images • Ambient Light - 4 images • Back Lighting - 4 images • Side Lighting - 4 images • Diffused/Soft Light - 4 images • Shadows/Contrast – 4 imagesDUE: Monday, September 24th