Understanding Lighting Inside

In this session, we were given a list of set-ups to try and to see hat differences we could make with these. Below I have included the set ups, the photographs creates and also the set up diagrams.

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1) The photograph below was taken with the following set up.

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You can see the side where the light source is, is much brighter due to being exposed to more light. The left hand side of the face is also evenly exposed due to where the light has bounce back off the white kicker door allowing the light to hit the face.

This photograph was a similar set up but with a black kicker door

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With this portrait, the black kicker door has absorbed the light allowing no light to be bounced back onto the fact which is why there is a harsh shadow on the left hand side of the face.

The image below was taken with the following set up

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This set up allows a slightly more even coverage of light on the face of the model. The effect isn’t as strong as when the light is directly next to the model. 

The image below was taken with the same set up but with a black kicker door

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With this set up, the shadow isn’t as harsh as the previous set up with the black door yet you can still see a slight difference in shades on the face.

The set up below was a completely different one and no reflectors were used

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This image was taken with the light directly above the camera. With the white background and umbrella, it has allowed a high key effect to be created (no shadows)

The following set up was created by keeping the light and model in the same position, yet I as the photograph moved.

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Unlike the photo previously, a shadow has now been formed. This is due to the fact that I am at a different angle to the light and the light is coming forwards as opposed to where I was taking the photo from.

 

The following photo was taken using a different modifier

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Using the black background, this has allowed all light to be absorbed. On the light, we used a honeycomb. This is a more directional light modifier as opposed to the umbrella. It creates a real soft circular light effect which can be directed easily onto the model.

The images below, we experimented with using one light and then adding another behind.

 

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Using the umbrella infront of the model, there is an even coverage of light on the model’s face

We then added another light

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From adding the honeycomb behind, this was one stop lower than the main light. This allowed the side of the hair to be highlighted. The effect the honeycomb has on hair is a really soft one.

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