Student Work: Light as Subject

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The second assignment in my Beginning Photography class is titled Light as Subject. Here are some student samples from several weeks ago – they were really paying attention to the artist’s works shown in class. The influence shows. Great job!

The word “photography” literally means to draw, or mark with light. The point of this assignment is to intimately understand this.  Light or shadow should have a very strong presence in your photographs.  Your challenge is to evoke mood, interpret or tell a story via light or shadow.

Take a two hour or more walk during a time of day when the lighting is dramatic and shoot 1-2 rolls of film or equivalent amount of digital images. Pay special attention to light AND shadow, make the photographs about light or shadow or both.

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