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January 22, 2013 at 10:46 pm #18635
Hello, here are my pictures for assignment 7.
First the soft lighting situation:
They might be simple, but I didn´t have much time last weeks, so I had to submit what I could picture.January 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm #21032
I would like you to re-shoot the hard light image. Think about sharp crisp shadows for your harsh light photograph.
Your night photo doesn’t really show you understand the assignment.
Is that ok? 😕
Thank you!January 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm #21033
Ok, I will do. As soon as possible.January 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm #21031
Here is one from the same series, (I coudlnt take some many pics last days) I think it is a hard light situation…January 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm #21034
So I think you might be confusing hard light and something that is bright.
One of the best ways to figure out the kind of light is to look at the shadows. What kind of shadows do you see? Are they sharp? Are they soft? Are they there at all?
In this photograph the clouds are diffusing the light and making it softer.
Do you understand the difference?
Let me know.January 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm #21035
Now that you explain it, yes, i do understand. I was a bit confused when i did the shots. Also, it was some weeks after i read the theory of the lesson. I am not the best example of a good student… hehe. Can I upload an old pic with hard light? I am really busy these days and I want to continue with the course.January 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm #21036
Sure you can.
I just want you to understand the various kinds of light.January 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm #21037
Ok, thank you. Here is a hard light picture:January 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm #21038
Yes this is much much better. You have found an image that exhibits the characteristics of hard light.
First things first. Here is the exif data for this image:
Date Time Original: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Exposure Time: 1/320
F Number: f / 10
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
Focal Length: 35mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D40
Color Space: 1
Pixel X Dimension: 1782
Pixel Y Dimension: 1783
Date Time Digitized: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Subsec Time: 80
Subsec Time Original: 80
Subsec Time Digitized: 80
Max Aperture Value: 1.60
Light Source: Fine weather
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 52mm
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: None
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
X Resolution: 72
Y Resolution: 72
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Software: Aperture 3.1.2
A quick aside I notice that you are using Aperture. I highly recommend Adobe Lightroom going forward. I used Aperture for a few years but it’s nowhere near as good as Lightroom.
Now this image certainly exhibits the characteristics required by the assignment in terms of hard light. So I think you’ve certainly showed that you understand the assignment now.
The image itself is very odd. It’s perspective and shadows are very bizzarre and confusing. I do not like the photograph but I do like the bright colors and the fact that it shows hard light perfectly. Otherwise from a composition perspective it is very awkward.
I think there is something to be learned from this beyond hard light.
The shadow on the wall makes me feel like I am looking down from the sky. It’s almost an optical illusion.
What do you think is going on here?
Whatever the case you’ve nailed the assignment from the light perspective.January 31, 2013 at 6:09 pm #21039
I agree, it was a really awkward atmosphere in that place when I took that picture. It was in summer with really hot and strong wind blowing, the clothes were dancing in a courtyard I found on a walk and projecting it on that yellow wall. Making a good composition was almost impossible, so all together produced this confusing image.
I will have a try with lightroom. Is it a freeware? or do I have to pay for it? I am quite comfortable with Aperture, because it keeps things simple and I don´t like so much the processing part. But I will give a try to lightroom.
See you in the next lesson.January 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm #21040
Adobe Lightroom is not free but it’s worth every penny!
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