Light – Research

  • The broader the light source, the softer the light.
  • The closer the light source, the softer the light.
  • Diffusion scatters light, essentially making the light source broader and therefore softer.
  • Bouncing light acts as diffusion.
  • The farther the light source, the more it falls off— gets dimmer on your subject.
  • Light falloff can be used to vary the relationship between the light on your subject and your background.
  • Frontlighting de-emphasizes texture; lighting from the side, above, or below emphasizes it.
  • Shadows create volume.
  • Backlight can be used as highly diffused lighting.
  • Light has color, even when it looks “white.”

Taken from ; –

Richards, D (2013) 10 Lighting Facts That Will Improve Your Photography | Popular Photography, Available at: http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/top-10-photography-lighting-facts-you-should-know (Accessed: 02/12/2016).

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