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What is Exposure?
Student Light Examples

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LIGHT MAKES ALL PHOTOGRAPHS -IF THERE IS NO LIGHT, THERE IS NO PHOTO.

THE ASSIGNMENT
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT IS TO PHOTOGRAPH BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTiNG LIGHT
•You will be submitting 2 images and screengrab of your proofsheet with 30 images.
•Submit your photos with these names:
p#yourlastname_light1 p#yourlastname_light2 p#yourlastname_light3 (this is your proof sheet)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR
•Go outside or in a well-lit area.
•Pick a subject: it can be a person, or an object, and photograph them in interesting looking light.

WHAT TO DO
•Look for, and photograph interesting light.

•ISO setting: if sunny outside, set your ISO to 200, if cloudy, try ISO 400
•Set the camera on one of the auto exposure modes, such as "P" o "AV"
•Make sure your subject is in focus.
•Be ceative and experiment! Shoot a minimum of 30 photos. Try different angles & compositions... such as rulee of thirds...
•Keep photographing your subject(s) with different anlges of light and background. As you move around your subject, notice how the camera settings change.
•After you shoot an image, check your exposures. If the photo is too bright or too dark, use the exposure compensaiton button on the back of the camera to adjust the camera's exposure... then shoot again...


ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS
•What kind of light is on your subject? (Is it side, back, front, top, Rembrandt, or patterns of light and shadow…?) •Is the sun shining on them directly, or are they in half shade and half sun? If they are in the shade, look behind them, is there a lot of sun shining in the background?  How will this throw off your camera light meter?