How to Deconstruct Photos to Study Lighting in Photography


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Deconstructing photos to study lighting

Great photographers know how to control light, how to bend it, how to incorporate it into their photographs. One of the best ways to learn about lighting is to deconstruct or reverse engineer the photograph. There are lots of clues that can help you analyze the lighting. Let's take a look at a few of the images I took for this course and deconstruct them together. It's obvious to me that there are two lights in this photograph. You can see one in the backdrop, and then one illuminating our subject.

But there's more information that we can learn from examining the shadows. For example, I can tell that in the background the light is probably pretty high and very close to the backdrop. The reason I can tell it's high is because I can see the shadows underneath the fabric folds. The reason I know that is very close to the backdrop is because I can see that the falloff from light to dark is very fast.

So that indicates that it's very close to that background clot...

Deconstructing photos to study lighting
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Deconstructing photos to study lighting provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Natalie Fobes as part of the Lighting for Photographers: Portraiture

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