Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image. When we’re out and about, we use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes. Today, head outside and capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source. Tip: If you’d like to experiment more, consider the direction of light. First, let’s talk about front light and side light.
A front-lit subject faces the light source and is even-lit and flat, primarily without shadows.
When you light a subject from the side, the mix of light and shadow shows more depth and reveals textures, patterns, and complexities (even flaws) in the shot.
Due to the temperatures (low 40s) and lack of sunlight, I went into my personal photo archives for this picture. This photo was taken in March 2014.
I struggled a bit with this assignment and I am not sure I captured the focus of today’s assignment. I will probably revisit it again when the sun is out and after seeing how my “classmates” interpreted the theme.
I would certainly appreciate any feedback or suggestions on how to capture warmth.