Project 52: Playing with Directional Light (3)

Today’s post is for Project 52, a weekly blog project that I am working on with several other talented photographers whom I’ve come to know and love. In this project, we concentrate on light and spend several weeks exploring an overarching theme. This month we will be exploring directional light.  All light comes from somewhere, of course, and therefore has direction, but generally directional light is distinguished from flat, even lighting that tends to eliminate shadows.  Subtle shadows in a photo help to give it a sense of three-dimensionality.

This image was taken yesterday and is posted in honor of Father’s Day.  It’s a backlit shot and I confess that I fell into the unfortunate trap of backlighting, which is that it can eliminate those shadows that we hope directional lighting will create.  However, I love the soft, hazy effect and the very slight rim lighting that surrounds them.  It makes the image feel sentimental, which is pretty awesome for a Father’s Day shot, I think.

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Please continue along in our creative blog circle to see today’s image by my talented friend Sarah Roemer Davis.  Sarah is an incredibly talented photographer from New York City, who takes photos of the streets as well as her two gorgeous little boys.  Click HERE to see Sarah’s latest directional light photo.

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