Photography Tips by Ali Khataw - Day 9

Monday, June 26, 2017 Hiba Moeen 0 Comments


Guest Post by Ali Khataw

DAY 9

Hope you all have been enjoying Eid today. What a great time it is to celebrate Eid when it comes merging with your weekend! And I really hope my photography tips have been helpful enough for you to do some Eid photography yourselves ... discounting for selfies, that is. :)

Question 9/ Day 9 - Can I change the light?

Image 9/Day 9: CONTRAST - HARD AND SOFT LIGHT

Hard light creates contrast - hard light also causes anything in its path to become a highlight, while everything else remains dark.

Soft light is more even. Soft light is less intense meaning there is not much stark divide between the highlights and shadows. Soft light can also be flat! Soft light works well with portraits done in color.



The Street Scene image was made in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. The objective of the image was to create a street scene with high contrast and high color. An aperture of F16 was utilized so that the depth of field (DOF) could keep both people in focus.


The image of young Aztec Boy was also created in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The lighting in this situation is soft and the colour creates the visible contrast. Instead of just making the image with just the boy's face, I backed up a little bit and incorporated another kid via soft focus. It adds a situation of mystery.

Example of Hard Light and High Contrast
Street Scene
Camera: FujiFilm Mirrorless X-Pro2
Lens: Fuji XF35mm F1.4
Aperture: f16
Shutter: 1/125
ISO: 200


Example of Soft Light and Low Contrast
Aztec Kid
Camera: FujiFilm Mirrorless X-Pro2
Lens: Fuji XF56 F1.2
Aperture: f2.0
Shutter: 1/1500
ISO: 200


Hope you found this helpful! Stay tuned for tomorrow when we will discuss “THE PERFECT FORMULA - COMPOSITION - LIGHT - MOMENT"
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