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Light in Photography -   LIGHTING - Shadows

In the aesthetics section we looked at how shadows can produce shapes that can either become the subject or combine with the subject to produce a larger visual element - we see this in this image of the rock.


As light is important to revealing a subject, shadows also act to describe the 3rd dimension of a subject.



For example, in this image we see how the shadows add a sense of 3 dimensions and depth to the letter of the Derby Hotel - look how the missing letter the H lacks this depth -


Shadows are effected by:

• the intensity of the light

the angle and direction of the light

light either falls directly on a surface

obliquely across it where we see texture revealed

not at all and it falls into shadow

or they can have a shadow cast from another object -






On a flat surface the - however with curved surfaces the light interplays

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