Exercise; The lighting angle

This exercise involved taking about 11 photographs of the same subject but from different lighting angles. A single light was fitted with a diffuser and moved into different positions around the object.

The album below shows the object lit from the following angles

  1. Light at same level as subject and lit from the front
  2. Light at same level as subject and lit from the side
  3. Light at same level as subject and lit from slightly behind
  4. Light at same level as subject and lit from behind
  5. Light pointing down at the subject from an angle of 45degrees and lit from the front
  6. Light pointing down at the subject from an angle of 45degrees and lit from the side
  7. Light pointing down at the subject from an angle of 45degrees and lit from slightly behind
  8. Light pointing down at the subject from an angle of 45degrees and lit from behind
  9. Light overhead and slightly to the front of the subject, pointing down
  10. Light directly overhead the subject and pointing down
  11. Light directly overhead and slightly behind the subject pointing down

 

What have I learnt from this exercise? I found this a fascinating exercise to do, I loved the way that the different effects were obtained from moving the light around the subject. trying this out has given me the confidence to experiment with different lighting angles in the future.

 

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