Review – Light Quality and Direction
Continuous lights – Always on. Can be tungsten, fluorescent, LED
Strobe Lights – Electronic flash. The light for the exposure is fired at the time of exposure.
adjustment for the color of the light so that a white object will appear white
Reflected Light meter-measures the light as it falls on the camera. The camera meter is a reflected light meter.
Incident meter-measures the light that falls on the subject
Flash meter- is a form of incident meter but measures the light at the time of exposure. Use it to determine the correct aperture.
Three rules for still life lighting:
- There should be one set of shadows.
- the background should be far enough from the subject to light it separately
- if you do have shadows, use them in the composition
The main light– casts the shadows.
The fill light – brightens the shadows.