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Creating Mood With Diffused Window Light

THE ASSIGNMENT
•Shoot 30 images using diffused window light to create mood.
•Pick your two favorite images & edit them -crop the photos and adjust tonal values.
•PUT THE IMAGES ON A BACKGROUND.
•Do a screenshot of your thirty favorite images.
•Write your name & "Window Light" on the proofsheet -you don't need to put the proofsheet on a background...
•Submit your two favorites images & the proofsheet in the Advanced Photo Google Classroom server.

•Save your images as:
p4lastname_window1
p4lastname_
window2
p4lastname_window3
(the third image will be the screenshot of your proof sheet).

SOME TIPS ABOUT SHOOTING WINDOW LIGHT
Using diffused window light for portraits can provide a soft light for the subject, but it can also create difficulties when metering, especially if the background is dark. Often when shooting window light, your camera may meter the entire scene, including the dark areas in the background. When this occurs, there is a tendency to overexpose your subject’s “lit” side. You’ll want to make sure that you correctly expose the lighter side of your subject’s face, even if it results in the other side of the subject’s face and the background area becoming dark. (See examples below)

Also, be aware that when shooting with window light, you may need to adjust the camera’s white balance. The diffused light coming through the window can add a blue or greenish hue to your images. Look critically at the color balance of your first exposure. You may need to use the “shade” setting to correct the blue cast in your image. Another option is to convert your image into black and white for a more “timeless” window light look.