Tips For Dealing With Artificial Light Keith S. Black
http://ReviewDslrCameras.com/Nikon-Reviews/ Photography is just one of many forms of art. People love to go to museums and spend countless hours looking at the photography with the goal of trying to decipher the message in the image. The messages will cause many emotions be it happiness, sadness, thought provoking curiosity or even anger. The new photographer can learn many methods of capturing the moment that causes various different responses. One of the main methods I'd like to discus today is the use of artificial lighting to evoke a predetermined response from the on looker. One word of warning, artificial light can be a drag to deal with and not as exciting as using natural sunlight, but once you master the method of using artificial light you can produce awesome images. When using lighting indoors, it is most likely going to be tungsten or fluorescent bulbs. Pro photographers use tungsten bulbs because they produce such high temperature also know as "hot bulbs". One in important not to remember is it is important to understand the light temperature in relation to the colors that will be produced. To produce depth and shadows you need to use firelight or candles. If you use hot lights you can produce more red and decrease the blue. Understanding exposure is a skill that needs to be developed when using artificial light. It takes longer to expose the film when you have less light and part of that comes from the angle that you shot from. In a dim room where the light is on the subject using the flash is not recommended You'll get a bounce from the flash meaning, the the flash is going to bounce the light back to the photo. What you want to do is stand as close as possible to the photo as possible and finally make sure you have the right angle. The best position is to angle the camera from the floor or have a angle from either side of the photograph. Whatever you do, do not take a photo head on because it takes away from the impact of the print especially if you're shooting a portrait. Shooting portraits is best taken up close into the face of the subject. A three dimensional contrast is what you want when trying to capture a subjects face. Searching for contours and plans is important in portrait photography. Doing this will help you determine the angle in which to shoot the angle from.
If you're using artificial lighting, it needs to be moveable. The traditional lights in a home will not be the answer. This form of lighting often times creates too much shadow in one area. If you follow the few of the many lighting methods that I have provided, you will see a sharp increase in your photography skills and in the process make your photography experience more enjoyable. For information on lighting methods I would suggest you visit your local library and check out a few good photography books the have a emphasis on lighting techniques.
Published on Nov 24, 2011
Published on Nov 24, 2011
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