Photographic lighting 3.0

10 Apr

As I wrote earlier on are there  several possibilities to get light or shadow on the subject.

One is of course direct light, indirect light, when being outside in the shade but you can even inside use a reflector för reflected light.

When taking a reflector what you have to take into consideration is again that the light intensity decreases the longer the reflector is from the subject (but inverse square!) and that you get more reflected the more silvery the surface is. When taking e.g. on a Lastolite TriFlip you get a diffuser, shiny silver, less reflecting silver, gold and mixtures between gold and silver to get a warmer tone. BUT! You also get a dark side, in other words something to increase contrast and absorb light.

In the pictures down here I was mainly interested in how the light falls on the object without caring about the background. When looking at the pictures of Stieglitz and Weston on page 162 of the course material my thoughts are that those pictures are different in many ways and that I prefer the Stiegltz one due to the high contrasts that totally focus on the face and not on the Weston one…a picture I have difficult in liking.

Light from the right, no reflector

Light from the right, no reflector

White cardboard from the left

White cardboard from the left

Black reflector from the left

Black reflector from the left

aluminium foil, shiny side,  left

aluminium foil, shiny side, left

aluminium foil, dull side,  left

aluminium foil, dull side, left

aluminium foil, crumpled,  left

aluminium foil, crumpled, left

Direct light from the right, no reflector

Direct light from the right, no reflector

diffused light from the right, no reflector but unfortunately light from the window reflecting on the left side of the camera.

diffused light from the right, no reflector but unfortunately light from the window reflecting on the left side of the camera.

white cardboard, about 10 cm from camera

white cardboard, about 10 cm from camera

white cardboard, about 20 cm from camera

white cardboard, about 20 cm from camera

white cardboard, about 40cm from camera

white cardboard, about 40cm from camera

Crumpled aluminium foil, about 10 cm from camera

Crumpled aluminium foil, about 10 cm from camera

Crumpled aluminium foil, about 20 cm from camera

Crumpled aluminium foil, about 20 cm from camera

Crumpled aluminium foil, about 40 cm from camera

Crumpled aluminium foil, about 40 cm from camera

Black reflector about 20 cm from camera

Black reflector about 20 cm from camera

Black reflector about 60 cm from camera

Black reflector about 60 cm from camera

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