Light and Contrast
we all know the Earth is round. But have this photograph been around in the 16th and 17th centuries? Even Galileo might have been convinced it was flat. One of the greatest challenges facing all photographers is out of represent convincingly, the physical world we live in on a perfectly flat piece of paper. The simple answer is contrast. Contrast is a pattern of light because light behaves in a predictable way. We can make sense of this pattern. This mannequin is lit with a single lamp front on on this area of the face, which is directly opposite the lamp. We get direct light. The area here, where light graduates to shadow, is referred to his half tone. Highlights are a reflection of the light source, a move around, depending on camera position. So one way to avoid highlights and simply to move crossing over to the dark side, so to speak. There are three main types of shadow. The core shadow here is the band when light and shadow meat, and it's the darkest tone in the image now. Someti...
mes it's very apparent, sometimes not, and it depends on the reflected light shadow, which is the shadow area receiving light reflected off surfaces around the subject, such as a wall or reflector. Finally, there's the cast shadow, which in this case is the surface shadow created by the mannequin blocking the light. These patterns of light and shadow are what give us form and its form that adds a depth to an object on a great way to show this in practice is in body escaped photography, which I demonstrate in the very next lesson. No.