Quality of Light
light is the photography. What paint is to a painter. Understanding your palate is essential if you are to put the techniques you've just learned to best use. Some of this palette has naturally come up during this course. Color and white balance, the brush strokes of light in aperture and shutter speed. Now I want to introduce you to the moods of light itself. This is not an in depth tutorial on lighting. Instead, now you have mastered your digital camera. It's a stepping stone on the path to becoming a master photographer and is the first step towards the subject of the next course. In this Siri's mastering the art of photographic composition. Light has a quality, which is described as either hard or soft. Hard light gives dent, shadows and stark contrast, which great depth and form a building, for example, would look flattened soft light but will come alive, free, dimensional. Sooner shadows appear important. Your hard light maybe used a great drama. Abstraction is often used, for ex...
ample, in artistic glamour, a nude photography, a soft light is gentler. Shadows are more subtle if they appear a tall and textures such a skin appear smoother a soft light in landscape photography helped to create a sense of serenity and tranquility on whether the light sources artificial or natural. It's all the same, so the quality of light affects the mood of your image is all part of the visual story.