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  • Light & PhotographyDACC Basic PhotographySession 5

  • Light, Contrast& TextureNatural lighting

  • Bright Direct SunlightHighest ContrastPhotographers favorite times: From Sunrise to 10:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to sunset

  • Cross LightingShows textureBrings three dimensional lookEarly morning-late afternoon brings warmer tones to photos

  • Color of DaylightSunlight has warmer tones in the times before 10:00 a.m. and after 2:00 p.m.

  • Color of Daylight and digitalWhite balance with digital must be over-ridden at times to get the effect you see

  • Overcast ConditionsLower Light Amounts (re: slower shutter speeds)Less contrastLess ShadowsGreat for portraits

  • Heavy Overcast Fog ConditionsTricky ExposuresReally Low ContrastReally slow Shutter Speeds

  • Overcast conditionsMore Blue to contend with.Small corrections can be corrected in printingUse of 81a or 85a filter with filmSelect correct white balance in digital

  • Controlling ContrastChoice of FilmsAltering the Film DevelopingChoice of Paper prints are printed onDigital Some cameras have a limit controlDigital use of photoshop

  • Altering the contrast of lightThrough DiffusionThrough BounceThrough Reflectors

  • Natural LightThe Color of Light

  • Tungsten & Fluorescent LightingLabs can make minor correctionsFilters available for filmFLD for Fluorescent80A for TungstenDigital has White Balance corrections settings

  • Flash PhotographyFlash is closely balanced to daylight in colorCamera shutter has to be set to flash sync speedFlash can stop the action

  • Flash PhotographyBattery life DistanceRed-Eye Dedicated flash unitsAuxiliary Flash units and flash sync shutter speed

  • Bounce FlashMore Natural LightingFewer ShadowsAbility to light more areaNeed to use faster filmNeed to have a little fill flash for the shadows

  • Bounce FlashAccomplished best with dedicated flash systemsAuxiliary BOUNCE deflection can add better detailWhen using non-dedicated flashes, flash power can be diminished by two stops (at least)

  • Fill FlashSupplements light in back-lit conditionsSometimes hard to meterGoal is to make it look naturalShutter speed to control backgroundAperture controls subject

  • More Fill Flash and Bounce FlashNo FlashFill FlashBounce Flash No reflectorBounce Flash with card reflector

  • Other Flash ConcernsPhotographs in inclement conditionsPower surge on your digital cameraWhite BalanceStudio LightingAuto Focus in Low Light

  • Studio LightingUses two or more flashes synced togetherNeed a flash meterCan control contrast by the lighting ratiosMost studio settings have four lights