This exercise is to demonstrate some of the advantages of shooting when the sun is low.
For this exercise I am to take four images each with different lighting effects.
- Frontal lighting – with the sun behind the camera, striking the subject fully and avoiding shadows. The image should be intense.
- Side lighting – Half the subject is to be in shadow
- Back lighting – Shooting towards the light, this image will be bright
- Edge lighting – Shooting towards the sun, in which the sun is outside the frame with the edge of the subject is lit. This is a rare type of lighting.
See below my images for this exercise. I am especially pleased with my ‘edge lighting’ image, as I feel it meets the brief well. I feel that the subject itself also worked well in this exercise.