Light is a powerful tool when it comes to evoking emotion – which is why it’s absolutely crucial to not only understand how to use light, but when and why. To help you understand the importance of lighting emotion, Karl has dedicated an entire show to exploring this topic.
He reviews a number of his images, going into detail about how he lit certain shots, why he lit them that way and why he chose that particular narrative. He also explains how the content, narrative, aesthetic, light and shadow, colour, three dimensionality and post-production techniques can all be used to invoke emotion.
This insightful show is a must-watch for anyone wanting to understand how light and narrative can help set your images apart.
In this class:
- Photography lighting
- What makes a good photograph
– Light & shadow
– Three dimensionality — Perception, depth and distance
- How to create emotion in an image
- The importance of pre-visualisation
- The impact of colour
- Using mood boards to build narrative
This live shows refers to a number of example images, many of which are classes on Visual Education. You can see how each of these images were created by following the relevant links.
Fashion photography examples:
Fashion photography class – Fantasy fatale
Fashion photography class – Innocence
Fashion photography class – Falling girl
Fashion photography – Knockout creative techniques
Fashion photography – Future girl
Fashion photography – Clean cut fashion shoot
Portrait photography examples:
Product photography examples:
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