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Project 52-10-48: One Light Source
Posted By: djb47, 08-05-2022, 05:10 AM

Whether you use a bare bulb or a hand-held strobe you can produce stunning images with just a little thought. The effectiveness of using one light is often due to the extreme contrast that is seen when the effect of the single light source falls off in to shadow. For portraits, placing the light near the camera flattens detail on the subject’s face and adds an attractive highlight in a person’s eyes. At the other extreme is the ‘rim lighting’ effect that’s achieved when a light is placed behind the subject. Whatever your subject this week the light should come from just one source either natural or man-made.

Photos for Project 52-10-48 are to be taken and posted between Aug 5 -- Aug 18

Upcoming Projects:
P52-10-49 Uncommon 8/12
P52-10-50 Food 8/19
P52-10-51 Upside Down 8/26
P52-10-52 Project Redux 9/2

1. Anyone and everyone who is interested is eligible. The goal continues to be
have fun and share comments, concepts, insights, and techniques with fellow
2. Each week will feature a Theme and Sub-concept for you to explore.
3. Post your single picture in Project 52-10 thread for the week. Explain what
motivated you to take the picture or how it represents the weekly theme.
4. Some post-processing is OK (adjusting white balance, exposure, color
saturation), but let's try to stay away from heavily PP'ed images here. Try to
keep the creativity to photographic techniques and the captures themselves.
5. Since this project is about technique, and not camera, shots taken by non
Pentax cameras are allowed. Cameras may be SLRs, DSLRs, Point & Shoot,
Medium Format, etc. But no phones, please.
6. There is one “Theme Concept” labeled “black and white,” but feel free to post
black and white, sepia, monotone, etc., for any of the other themes.
7. The picture you post should be taken during the week in which the theme is
active to be eligible for judging.
8. Any picture taken from thread start date to listed closing date is acceptable.
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My one light source is a small LED flashlight stuck in the bottom of a clear plastic tube wrapped with pieces of colored paper to back light a piece of scroll art I did several years ago.

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I was making a photo for the weekly challenge and suddenly, the look of my lighting setup struck me as a good idea for the photo.
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