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Science in Focus: Shedding Light: Lights, Camera, Action

Testing Your Lighting I.Q.

I. The Web Activity Answers

Photo 1

  1. front lit, no flash
  2. front lit, with flash
  3. shade, without flash

Photo 2

  1. front lit, no flash
  2. side lit, with flash
  3. back lit, with flash

Photo 3

  1. back lit, no flash
  2. side lit, no flash
  3. front lit, no flash

Photo 4

  1. back lit, no flash
  2. side lit, no flash
  3. side lit, flash

Photo 5

  1. back lit, no flash
  2. back lit, flash
  3. front lit, no flash

Photo 6

  1. back lit, with flash
  2. shade, with flash
  3. front lit

BONUS

How can you explain what is happening to the light in this picture?

This image is front lit (Subject is facing the sun.) The subject is also holding a reflective object in her hands. Light is bouncing up toward her face, filling in shadows below her chin, e.g.

Find out more about the effects of Shine and Shadow. Go to II. The Science.

 


I. The Web Activity  <—
II. The Science
III. Do It Yourself
IV. Do It with Your Students
V. Resources




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