Photography Lighting

photography lighting

Artificial lighting that is often used indoors is often fluorescent and tungsten bulbs.  Tungsten bulbs which produce a high temperature are called “hot lights” are used by professional photographers because of the range of colors that are associated with them. A hot light will produce more red and reduce the blue.  Firelight and candle light though not artificial can be used in doors to create shadows and depth.

Setting the proper exposure for your photograph when using indoor lights is the key to getting great shot. Less light means that you will need a longer exposure to get the best photograph.  The angle from which you take a photograph using indoor lights is important for setting the mood and atmosphere of the photo. First, do not use a flash in a darker room with a direct light on the subject or when the subject is behind glass. The flash will bounce the light back at the picture.  The next step is to get as close to the glass as possible.  The third consideration is the angle.  Taking the picture head on of the object will create light and shadows where the detract from the quality of the image. If you angle the camera so that you are looking up at the photograph or looking at it slightly from one side, you will limit the negative impact of the shadows.