Chapter 11 – Good Light Vs. Bad Light

Types of Natural Light A. Direct light. B. Diffused Light. C. Directional-diffused light.

Figure 75. A. Direct light. B. Diffused Light. C. Directional-diffused light.

 

A. Object lit from the side. B. Object lit from the front.

Figure 76. A. Object lit from the side. B. Object lit from the front.

Subjects lit with window light at different angles.

Figure 77. Subjects lit with window light at different angles.

 

Examples of Bad Light A. Dappled sunlight. B. Midday sun from front. C. Midday sun from back.

Figure 78. A. Dappled sunlight. B. Midday sun from front. C. Midday sun from back.

Architecture looks better with side lighting A. Taken during golden hour. B. Taken midday.

Figure 79. A. Taken during golden hour. B. Taken midday.

A. Bright spots in the background are distracting. B. The background and subject should be in similar lighting conditions.

Figure 80. A. Bright spots in the background are distracting. B. The background and subject should be in similar lighting conditions.

Directional-diffused light under a pier on a beach

Figure 81. Directional-diffused light under a pier on a beach

Example of backlighting with lens flare

Figure 82. Example of backlighting with lens flare

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