BASIC DIGITAL PHOTO CHALLENGE
Light in a photograph can be the deciding factor of whether that picture will be spectacular or terrible.
The angle of light should be taken into careful consideration whenever you feel like you want to create a dramatic effect. Shadows can be very powerful when cast over the subject, showing form and texture in great detail.
DO NOT USE YOUR ON-CAMERA FLASH FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. Use another source to light your subject.
Be creative. Explore the relationship of highlights and shadows when using directional light from a single source. Use artificial light that you create or set up (candle, lamp flashlight, etc.) or natural light such as window light, one of the most beautiful forms of lighting.
Create an image of any subject using only ONE light source. Position the light source so the form and texture of the subject shows. Use the “Rule of Thirds” to compose your subject so it is not centered. Explore the interplay of highlights and shadows when using extremely directional light from a single source. A well lit landscape as on topic for this challenge. However, natural light spilling in from a window or door onto the primary subject can be very directional and dramatic.
Be creative. Use artificial light that you create or set up (candle, flashlight, etc) or natural light such as window light, one of the most beautiful forms of lighting in photography.
DO NOT USE YOUR ON-CAMERA FLASH FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. You should be using another light source to light your images.
Create an image of any subject using ONE light source from an angle so the form of the subject shows. This is a composition exercise using the Elements of Design, namely FORM, VALUE and TEXTURE. Do not to capture flat shapes (2D) but instead, objects of form (3D). Subjects such as oranges, flowers or anything flowing lines that has dimension, texture and detail. And again, think of the whole photo.
- Using a single light source to show depth, form, texture and dimension.
- Following the Rule of Thirds to compose an interesting image.
- Creating a simple, clean composition IN THE CAMERA.
- You should show that you can frame your subject, capturing form and texture using only one light source.
UPLOAD CHALLENGE PHOTO
YOUR PHOTOS MUST HAVE YOUR NAME AND COPYRIGHT EMBEDDED FOR CREDIT.
- Download your photoshoot to a new collection in Lightroom (name it with the assignment). Before clicking the import button, be sure to select your Filename Template and fill out the Custom Text with the assignment name. Also, select your Metadata Preset to embed your copyright info with your photos.
- BEFORE EDITING, create a contact sheet in the Print Module using your template and print it.
- Develop/Edit your selected photo(s) and print it with your 8×10 template.
- Title your photo(s) and write your Artist’s Statement in the comments section in the Metadata tab (in the Library Module of Lightroom).
- Export your edited photo(s) to the Hand-in Folder and upload it to this album.
- Turn in your COMPLETED Assignment Sheet with your Contact Sheet and 8×10 Print(s) in a sheet protector to the turn-in Folder BEFORE DUE DATE to receive a grade. Grades are not issued if incomplete.
YOUR FILE MUST BE NAMED CORRECTLY USING THE FILENAME TEMPLATE:
- Client Basic Digital Photography
- Date September 30, 2016
- Tags BDP Challenges
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