Exercise 4.2

In manual mode take a sequence of shots of a subject of your choosing at different times on a single day. It doesn’t matter if the day is overcast or clear but you need a good spread of times from early morning to dusk. You might decide to fix your viewpoint or you might prefer to ‘work into’ your subject, but the important thing is to observe the light, not just photograph it. Add the sequence to your learning log together with a timestamp from the time/date info in the metadata. In your own words, briefly describe the quality of light in each image.

I started this exercise a little later than planned in the morning but it was still relatively early, I continued throughout the day until just after sunset which was at 20:11.

I decided to set up my camera on a tripod in my conservatory where the changes in light would be the most noticeable. I also decided to keep the shots exactly the same so I could record how the light changed and moved throughout the day and how it affected my images. I set the camera to full manual mode, all of these images have been unedited to clearly show the natural changes.

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I had expected to see a variation in the shadows as well as the colour cast but I think the conservatory may have been too bright an area to really get the effect of this. There is a clear blue tint/hue as the day goes on, plus different times of the day became overcast so the natural lighting was unpredictable. There is a mix of hard light (which gives the hardest shadows) when then sun was in full view and some softer light when the sun was diffused by cloud cover.  My ceiling lights also created some interesting shadows. It is also noticeable how the shadow from the apples moves from in front of the apples to behind and how this affects the details on the front of the apples, this is due to the sun being a moving light source so the angle of light has varied throughout the day  The change in the  highlights on the apple are also noticeable.

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