Download Available Light: Photographic Techniques for Using Existing by Don Marr PDF

Visual Arts

By Don Marr

ISBN-10: 158428255X

ISBN-13: 9781584282556

Emphasizing easy methods to paintings with typical mild instead of utilizing supplementary lighting fixtures to create a man-made surroundings, photographers can use those basic suggestions to mildew current gentle into the specified caliber and form. All occasions are mentioned, together with overcast and sunny days, backlighting and flare, window gentle, sunlight studios, common reflectors, and studio lights at domestic, supplying a plethora of principles for locating, diffusing, and growing gentle. As photographers examine some great benefits of capturing with on hand light—no arrange, extra spontaneity, extra time to pay attention to the topic, and the facility to seize preexisting relationships—they not just develop into greater photographers yet achieve self belief and an elevated wisdom in their inventive medium.

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And glow when backlit. A fill flash was also used to lighten the front of the subject. The Glow One of the best aspects of working with light that is coming from behind your subject is that a glow will envelop your subject. When light passes through anything translucent, it lights up the person or object. In this shot (3-9), sunlight was directly behind the subject as the wind blew her hair forward. The on-camera flash was used to fill in the front side of her hair and body and also partially froze the movement of her blowing hair.

3200K Fluorescent lights . . . . . . . . . . 4200–6000K Open shade . . . . . . . . . . . . 9500K Different Qualities of Light Along with different color temperatures, open shade can show different qualities of light as well. Placing your subject in open shade in a city environment will render a different look than placing your subject in open Sunny Day 31 shade in the country. Shade is shade, isn’t it? Not really. The light source can be larger or smaller depending on the surrounding environment.

The color within the open-shade environment can definitely affect the overall color balance. Let’s look at another situation where warm-colored walls warmed up the shadows. This shot (2-10) was done in open shade next to an orange wall. This color is great for skin tones, as it really helps to warm up the shadow side of the face. The subject stood only a few feet from the sunlit pavement. The large open area of sunlight on the street brightened her eyes by creating nice big catchlights (2-11). Look at this next shot closely (2-12).

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