For this picture I went into a dark bathroom, and turned off all the lights except for one small lamp to the side of me. Then I set the timer for a few seconds and took this picture. The light was on the left of me--well, right for how you're looking at it in the picture. You can tell by the varying shadows and difference in the lighting from the right and left sides. However, to make sure I kept the shadows I had to play with the exposure meter (just as I did on Hard Lighting), and I had to put it at -2.0. So glad I found that on the camera LOL This one is of my little brother, Daniel. We went out to a small playground behind my Gramparents house around dusk. The way the light is shining on him it was coming from the side, so I considered this side lighting and decided to throw it in with my other one.
Once again, I thank the Heavens for that exposure meter! When taking my backlighting picture, I was able to turn the exposure up and wash the background out, creating it so it's just my subject (roses from my Gramma's funeral that I dried).
So for this picture, I went outside. It was overcast, so the light that was coming down was really soft and was not creating a lot of shadows, which was perfect for soft lighting. I turned my camera onto portrait mode, turned the flash off, and left the exposure meter at 0. Then, SNAP, here's my pic (okay, I admit, it wasnt the first one I took. I'm not that good of a photogapher LOL)
This is--once again--my little brother Daniel. This was during dusk, and I had him go look out at the sunset while I took this. Everything is kind of sillouetted because of the way the sun was positioned, and the angle I took the picture at.***
So there are my pictures! This assignment was fun, adventureous, stressful, trying, and definitely pushed me to discover things I hadn't known/tried before. I kinda loved it! (Cept when I got so stressed over my stupid point and shoot I was in tears LOL)
BTW - I hate that I had to use myself for these pics, I swear I'm not conceited. I'm in Montana, so I don't have any friends around to pose for me. I barely got my brother to let me take those pictures of him, so I resorted to using myself. Even if I don't like my face LOL