Light, a Little Difference Makes a Big Impact
Dinosaur Portrait - a study in hard and soft light.
This is an interesting shot because you can see the difference between ‘hard light’ and ‘soft light’. The tonal changes in the sculpting of the face show subtle and graduated shadows to bring out the features – the effect of soft light. Under the jaw line is one very sharp, harsh shadow caused by a hard light from above. See the harsh sharp shadow? The difference between these two light sources is astonishing. They create such different effects.
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