Exercise: The Lighting Angle

For the subject, we had a curved sculpture that I felt would be quite good for the shadows and light to fall onto. I set this up on a white portable studio to ensure that it had the required neutral background as well as providing a neutral base for the sculpture. I set the camera up on the tripod with the ISO and white balance fixed to allow me to take the images consistently and moved the light through the required positions taking an image every time.

The order is

Behind

Behind

Behind 2

Behind 1

Behind and to one side

Behind and to one side

Behind downwards

Behind downwards

Direct ahead with flashgun and no diffuser

Direct ahead flashgun no diffuser

Direct ahead with flashgun and diffuser

Direct ahead flashgun with diffuser

Downwards

Downwards

Front downwards

Front downwards

Light at the front

Light at front

Light behind

Light behind

Light directly above

Light directly above

Light directly down with no diffuser

Light directly down no diffuser

Light slightly in front

Light slightly in front

Right downwards

Right downwards

Same level

Same level

Side

Side

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