Low sun

3 Apr

Low sun gives opportunity to get a more directional light and with that to even use it creatively.

“Normal” ways to use it are:

  • Frontal lighting
  • Backlighting
  • Sidelighting
  • Rim lighting/Edge lighting

Frontal lighting is having the sun behind the camera and directly having the light on the object.

Backlighting is having the light behind the object towards the camera

Side lighting is having the lightsource on one side of the object

Rim or edge lighting is having the light source behind the object but outside the frame, stressing the edge.

Those lighting forms are widely used in studio photography, rimlight might be used as a hair light in order to lift the person from the background.

Down here some spontaneous examples from the summer when I first read the learning material.

Frontal

Frontal

Side

Side

Back

Back

Back lighting close up to compare with edge lighting

Back lighting close up to compare with edge lighting

Edge lighting

Edge lighting

frontal lighting

frontal lighting

Side lighting

Side lighting

Back lighting

Back lighting

Edge lighting

Edge lighting

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