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Light in Photography - LIGHTING - Lighting
understand how light works on objects it is often useful to
experiment with simple objects like cubes and eggs to relate
how the tonal value of the various surfaces and planes can be
altered simply by rotating the object in relation to the light
and the camera view point.
how to visualize how the light will fall on a subject and how the
changes in light values on a subject will translate to film is a very
valuable skill to learn. For instance it is possible to light a white
cube so each of three faces reads as a different tone, White, Grey
and Black. Experimenting with exercises like the CUBE can give a basic
insight into how light can be used on a subject.
a cube with all its sides painted white, try lighting it to match
each of the following tonal combinations ie white grey and black.
A desk lamp in a darkened room will be adequate to see the results,
alter the direction of the light to achieve the desired tonal combinations.
Remember to chose a point where an imaginary camera is positioned
to view the changes that take place as the light is moved.
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