• Dramatic light from the right and the left.Light Techniques Date: July 9th 2013 at 2:30pm Place: The Corson House PA. Sunny 69 degrees F/Stop 5.6 ISO 400 Speed 1/80 The Mood: Time to build The Focal Point: The Bench
  • Dramatic light from the top.Light Techniques Date: July 9th 2013 at 2:30pm Place: The Corson House PA. Sunny 69 degrees F/Stop 5.6 ISO 400 Speed 1/80 The Mood: Time to build The Focal Point: The Bench
  • Dramatic light from the rightLight Techniques Date: July 9th 2013 at 2:30pm Place: The Corson House PA. Sunny 69 degrees F/Stop 5.6 ISO 400 Speed 1/100 The Mood: Time to build The Focal Point: The Bench
  • Light from the top rightLight Techniques Date: July 9th 2013 at 2:30pm Place: The Corson House PA. Sunny 69 degrees F/Stop 5.6 ISO 400 Speed 1/100 The Mood: Time to build The Focal Point: The Bench
  • Light source left with bounce card on the rightLight Techniques Date: July 9th 2013 at 2:30pm Place: The Corson House PA. Sunny 69 degrees F/Stop 5.6 ISO 400 Speed 1/80 The Mood: Time to build The Focal Point: The Bench
Dramatic light from the right and the left.1 Dramatic light from the top.2 Dramatic light from the right3 Light from the top right4 Light source left with bounce card on the right5

Photographic lighting is the illumination of scenes to be photographed. A photograph simply records patterns of light, colour, and shade; lighting is all-important in controlling the image. In many cases even illumination is desired to give an accurate rendition of the scene.

Lighting is particularly important for monochrome photography, where there is no colour information, only the interplay of highlights and shadows. Lighting and exposure are used to create effects such as low-key and high-key.