Project 52: Playing with Hard Light (2)

Today’s post is for Project 52, a weekly blog project that I am working on with several other talented photographers.  In this project, we concentrate on light and spend several weeks exploring an overarching theme.  Beginning today, we will embark on our third theme, hard light.  Hard light is when the light source is small compared with the subject (or, in the case of full sun, at a great distance away, resulting in the same effect) – that is, it is harsh, as compared with soft, diffuse light (which tends to be easier light to use for taking photos).  When the light source is small, it generally causes noticeable shadows, which can bring out texture or other dramatic effects.  Here is my second play on hard light:


It’s been a while since I’ve taken abstract photographs, but I do really enjoy them.  It is a nice break to focus purely on light and pattern or texture, and the early darkness and frequent rain has been inspiring me to experiment.

Please continue along in our creative blog circle to see the striking work of Justine Knight. Click HERE to see Justine’s creative play on hard light.

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