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- Students will understand the importance and impact of lighting in photography
- Students will be able to effectively use different types of lighting
Being able to see and effectively use light is an important skill for a photographer. In class we will watch the Remember the Egg video and discuss how to apply this technique.
Any lesson about light wouldn't be complete without mentioning the "golden hour". The "golden hour" or "magic hour" is the first and last hour of the day. This time period usually creates warm and dynamic lighting situations.
This lesson will continue to explore different types of light that can be used in our photos. In class we will discuss side lighting and back lighting (silhouettes) and look at some examples (in school examples below).
For the silhouette pictures you may have to point your camera at the light part of the scene, hold your shutter half way down, then recompose and take your shot. For some cameras, this will 'lock in' the exposure (focus) info.
Please, use your flash responsibly. It seems natural to use your flash in a darkly lit room, but it can lead to unflattering pictures. So what should you do? Use the tips below as a guide.
- Using a higher ISO number will give you more light to work with (can add noise to photos)
- Many cameras allow you to change your flash settings, turn it down