Light can be many things. It can evoke emotion; it can be warm and inviting; it can be hard and cutting. However, in the photographic world, what it has to do and what it can do are two very different things. What it has to do is provide sufficient illumination to adequately light the film or digital sensor to create an image; it has to illuminate the subject in such a way as to build a photograph with highlights and shadows with depth and dimension, and it has to provide the look of three dimensions on a two-dimensional media or plane.
What it can do when applied correctly in a photograph is create drama, make the viewer feel cold, give the impression of a specific era, or add excitement to an otherwise average image. What is of major significance is the control we have over light. Artificial or natural, we are individually responsible for the quality AND quantity of light. Understanding this aspect of our craft will serve us all well in creating images that have lasting power, tell the appropriate story for the situation, and offer up emotion and impact for the viewers of our work.
Much like in my own seminars and workshops, I’ve noticed over the years that Kubota will often quote Leonardo da Vinci on the topic of light. One of my favorite da Vinci quotes, is “He who avoids the shadows may be said to avoid the glory in art.” Kevin Kubota has done a masterful job in understanding that light and shadow go hand in hand and understands the controls of each
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Заголовок: Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers
Автор: Kevin Kubota
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