Support Material - Dynamic Light
•The use of light and the amount of it in a photograph can be the deciding factor of whether that picture will be spectacular or terrible.
• Consider the angle of the light entering the frame, what kind of shadows you want, and whether you want to use flash.
• Consider the angle of light
•Shadows can be very powerful when cast over half of someone’s face.
Silhouettes are another interesting example of using light.
(To create a silhouette is to have significantly brighter light coming from behind the subject - back lighting)
If you keep experimenting with different ways of using light you will find that you can get very interesting results.
The longer the exposure, the more fascinating the results with light most of the time. In the picture on the right, this is a long single exposure and yes that is the same person in two places.
The shutter speed was set for around 30 seconds, the camera was set on a tripod and someone stood next to the camera with a flashlight. The subject then stood in one place while the flashlight was pointed at him and moved in an up and down motion. After around 15 seconds the flashlight was turned off and the subject was told to move to his left. Then the flashlight was pointed at him again and moved up and down until the camera finished the exposure.