Focus on Photography

Question 6
Light Direction

Light may also be classified by its direction with relation to the subject. There are four of these classifications for light (natural or artificial).

Overhead -- high contrast, harsh shadows

Front -- flat, lacks depth, dimension
Back -- halo effect, may require additional fill or reflector
Side -- good for bringing out textures, defining shapes
Overcast (clouds filtering sun) -- lower contrast, good for details


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