Introduction to Part 4 - Light
One of the texts that is required reading for this course is "Light, Science and Magic - An Introduction to Photographic Lighting" by Hunter, Biver and Fuqua.
The initial chapter of the book discusses the three basic principles of the behaviour of light that never change and once learnt are the tools that can be adapted to realise your own creative style. My understanding of these are that:
- The most important decision or consideration is the effective size of the light source as this has an effect on the shadows produced.
- There are three types of reflection.
- The angle that the light strikes a surface has a direct bearing on the type of reflection produced.
Learning to use these tools creatively is what allows us to become good photographers.