Hard light attracts the bold photographer who is willing to make a statement with their light and images! Photographers who are beginning their photographic journey are often taught to fear hard light. The result is that an overwhelming majority of photographic artists primarily use softboxes, umbrellas or diffusers in their work. A brave few, however, learn to tame hard light and bend it to their will.
What is hard light?
A hard light source is one that creates a very sharp and defined shadow edge. How do you determine if the light is hard? First, find a shadow that is cast on the subject’s face, perhaps the shadow from the nose or the jawline. How abrupt is the shadow transition? Is it really crisp, abrupt and defined? Or does it fade over a longer, more gradual distance? If it’s defined, you know it is hard light!
This guide is the perfect resource for upping your creative game!
Please note, this is not a physical book. It is a downloadable PDF file.
This product is delivered electronically and is downloadable. You will also be able to access it at anytime within your account.
This item is in the format of a PDF (portable document file) that you can download to your computer as well as printed out.
You can access this product via links in your account area and upon request indefinitely.
Please visit our Terms & Conditions page for information regarding our return policy.
Sale excludes any items that require shipping, Master Studio Lighting, and Learn Plus.