Indy Photo Coach 6:04am, 14 September 2011

Photographers often get bogged down with convention, especially when it comes to one of the most important techniques, lighting. 99% of the pictures you see are either lit with flash or daylight. What about flashlights, candle light, moonlight or headlights? Light is everywhere and using unconventional lighting is a great way to make your pictures unique!

This week's challenge is to use lighting that does not come from a flash or the sun. Anything else goes! Post your results here and they may end up in one of our newsletters!

Written by Trevor Warren

Denise Lundy PRO 7 years ago
GeoffC3100 PRO 7 years ago
radarbrat photography 7 years ago
The foreground was lit VIA LED flashlight:
Clear Night with Cataract (Falls)
James Cormack Posted 7 years ago. Edited by James Cormack (member) 7 years ago
Using props and a flashlight placed in a box and balanced the glass on top, shot from above at f/1.8 with 50mm lens. added a small amount of milk to the water.

Glass of Light
James Cormack 7 years ago
Symmetrical reflection
billowy income [deleted] 7 years ago
Taken @ Columbus Indiana Expansion Bridge. Light from cars and post light
Columbus IN PVCC-Suspension Bridge SR46

Columbus IN PVCC-Sunrise towards downtown
GeoffC3100 PRO 7 years ago
The Force
GeoffC3100 PRO 7 years ago
Hula Hoop
chrispysmithusa1 7 years ago
Mask lighted by candle_1160682.jpg
couldn't decide which I liked better_1160687.jpg
smiro207 7 years ago
catholic candle by smiro207
Denise Lundy PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Denise Lundy (member) 7 years ago
"Light Painting" done in a very dark room using a small LED light with a snoot to control the light. Camera set at ISO 100, f8, shutter at 30 seconds, on a tripod. Very fun to play with!

Light Painting
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