Category Archives: Light

Reflections and feedback on Assignment 4

I was very pleasantly surprised with my tutor’s feedback on assignment 4.  I had procrastinated for so long and in the end felt that I had to get it done and draw a line under it and maybe rushed the assignment … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 started at last

Many weeks late but I have finally got started on assignment 4!  A pot of orchids is my chosen subject and I started with lots of ideas on how I would photograph them, some showing the whole stem and others … Continue reading

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Contrast and shadow fill and concentrating light

One of the things that interests me about some of the photographs in the recommended text, particularly with those photographers who photograph people, is how they use the shadows to produce interest.  So although in this exercise the idea seems … Continue reading

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The lighting angle

This was without a doubt the most difficult and frustrating exercise I have attempted so far.  Difficult because I found the juggling of flash and diffuser quite tricky.  I tried a variety of flashes; my SB 600 with a sync cord that … Continue reading

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Softening the light

This is the first of the exercises on photographic lighting and it wasn’t entirely successful, I think for a number of reasons. Without diffuser I chose two different subjects, a lit candle and a glass of wine, neither particularly easy … Continue reading

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This whole ‘light’ thing

I have found accessing material that talks specifically about light and its qualities in photography quite difficult, maybe because it is one of the key components of photography that you can’t do without so successful photographers take it for granted.  … Continue reading

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Outdoors at night

The pictures used for this activity were taken in Florence, Sorrento and the last few, London, just coming up to Christmas.   The exercise in introduced by saying that the aim is to explore the variety of different lighting effects and … Continue reading

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