O'Reilly logo

Langford's Basic Photography, 9th Edition by Richard Sawdon Smith, Anna Fox, Michael Langford

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

image

In this chapter we look at the six features of lighting; quality, direction, contrast, evenness, colour and intensity, and how lighting can be used to express (or repress) chosen aspects such as texture, form, depth, detail and mood. We will cover essential lighting equipment, working with available and mixed lighting as well as solving lighting problems.

The way you select and organise your lighting is highly creative and individualistic – in fact you will find lighting one of the most stimulating, exciting aspects of photography. Many photographers’ individual styles can be identified through their use of lighting, and you have probably noticed ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required