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It's Crunch Time – The Importance of Photo Lighting

Herb-Chambers

It’s Crunch Time and you’re probably looking at that spiral bound notebook…right? : ) No worries!!
You don’t have to study anything, this is all about the Crunch that you can actually see.

I have said it before and I’ll say it again. Lighting is the key to great photography. So lets do a Crunch lighting inspection on this subject.

Go ahead, zoom in and take a close look at that fish in the sandwich. To achieve this very rough texture, it was necessary to introduce a directional or strong specular light. This light must then be used at a relatively sharp angle in order to cast a shadow on to the opposite side of each little bump.

Texture can only be achieved when there’s a light side and a dark side. When this occurs, texture is achieved.

Ok folks, that’s all for today, we’ll pick it up next month when we talk about “EYES”. Stay tuned…

In the meantime, please enjoy this image and pass it along to contacts who might be interested in photography that speaks (Crunch) loudly.