Changing light quality

Andrew Reed

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Andrew Reed

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Andrew Reed

(Andrew Reed)

Andrew Reed

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Andrew Reed

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Andrew Reed

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Andrew Reed

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Andrew Reed

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Andrew Reed

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Light changes over the course of the day and with changing weather conditions. This assignment explores how these changes affect the quality of the photographic image.

You will need to photographically examine light at several times during the day (early morning, mid morning, noon, mid afternoon, late afternoon, all of the same landscape. Remember to bracket each shot by at least ± 2 stops. Also try to get some images of the same scene with different weather conditions (sunny, overcast, foggy, etc.)

Make sure to focus the camera properly. If you have a tripod, use it and shoot with a small aperture to maximize depth of field. If no tripod is available, shoot with the minimum shutter speed for which hand holding is practicable.

(e.g. 50mm=1/50th, 100mm=1/100th, etc.)

Note the differences between the situations when compared for the following items:

  • Histograms
  • Dynamic range
  • White balance
  • Color rendering
  • Aesthetic / mood
  • Shadows & Highlights