Apples (252/365)

by Lee Santiva September. 09, 2019 252 views
Red apples - light from right

Red apples - light from right

Does it matter if the light is from the right or from the left or straight on? Does anyone know?

Red apples - light from left

Red apples - light from left

Red apples - light from front

Red apples - light from front

Does it make a difference to you? Which one do you like?

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Berckmans Peter 1 year ago

Just looking at the light, it is #2. More evenly spread and better shadows . Some light and compositions are registered as pleasant in our mind,that is automatic. On that most rules are based. Learn the rules and brake them,good fun. Love your selfstudy. Me I go a lot on feeling

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Russell Smith 1 year ago

For me I like #2 it is a directional light that has both nice highlights and shadows that define the apples quite well.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Russell Smith 1 year ago

Thanks Russell, your detailed feedback about highlights and shadows is really helpful!

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Russell Smith Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year ago

https://www.youtube.com/user/wizwow is the channel for Don Ginannatti one thing that I love about his channel is while it mainly deals with food or product photography he has critique shows where he shows the image talks about the light and then shows the light setup. There is what he calls an arc of beauty for food/product. I have learned more about light for food/still life/ product just by watching a few of his videos than I have watching loads of other videos.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Russell Smith 1 year ago

Awesome tip! thanks so much

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Camellia Staab 1 year ago

First of all what I really like is your basket. But with further looking for me #2's light is more favorable. Like the shadows, makes the apples look more "romantic" for lack of a better word. #3 is too harsh for me.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Thanks Camellia! I sometimes forget how important shadows are, and today all of you reminded me. I'm so grateful.
I borrowed the basket - I'll have to find out where the person I borrowed it from had gotten it...

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Björn Roose 1 year ago

I think the composition is better in #2, but that has little to do with the lighting, I guess ...

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Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 1 year ago

Thanks Björn, that's a really interesting aspect, I'll have to study what makes #2 a better composition. Probably there's less background.

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Björn Roose Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year ago

I think it's the position of the apples - you have a number of perfect triangles there - and the basket which doesn't obstruct the view, but still is completely in the picture.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 1 year ago

That's really helpful. I'm currently doing a self-paced course on composition and just learning about triangles. I might have just read that chapter before taking #2. It was subliminal because I did not apply the triangles at the time of capture. very interesting...

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