Project 56: softening the light

 

Task: Set up a still-life arrangement with any object. Position a lamp overhead, pointing down. Take 2 photos: 1. naked lamp; 2. using a diffuser.

No diffuser

Using a diffuser

No diffuser

Using a diffuser

Without a diffuser there was a greater amount of contrast with darker shadows, whereas using a diffuser created a softer, graduated shadow underneath the elephant. I can see how as a photographer I will need to consider what effect I want to produce. No diffuser will create stronger contrasts, emphasizing relief and shape.

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