When we look at any photograph, it is, largely, the light that determines how we feel about the image and as photographers, it is essential that we understand how to control light to evoke certain emotions.
Equally important as knowing how to control light is knowing how to identify light, which is what Karl focuses on in this live show.
Karl starts by explaining how we can learn by knowing how to identify light and also then apply this knowledge to enhance our own imagery. He then explains the ‘tools’ that we can use to identify light in an image, including shadows, form, hardness/softness of light and reflectivity.
Working through a number of images, Karl shows examples of lighting from different modifiers and identifies the lighting in various images, explaining how each was lit.
Topics covered in this show include:
- The importance of light in photography
- How to identify light in an image
- Effects of different lighting modifiers
- A brief summary of the inverse square law and ray tracing
For further examples of lighting walkthroughs, watch our follow-on live show ‘Lighting walkthrough live show’.
If you have any questions about this show, please post in the comment section below.