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Quality of light is a key aspect to any good picture, especially in photojournalism.

There are three basic elements to look for within basic lighting.

First, long shadows from high angles are a good way to show lighting from a different perspective.

Second, silhouettes are a great perspective especially when the sun is coming up or when the sun is going down. While doing silhouettes it is very important to make sure that the background is much brighter than the subject, usually the subject is only black but the outline is very sharp.

Third, while experimenting with light is the use of rim light which is light around the body, or light around the subject.

Using light in the correct way can enhance any picture and can make an ordinary subject catch an audiences attention quickly.

It is important to make sure the white balance is set correctly and to keep the focus on the subject sharp.

Remembering these aspects while using lighting with a picture will ensure a good and unique photo.



So in photojournalism — yes, I am still on this topic — I completed my Depth of Field project.

It was an incredibly challenging assignment I soon realized after starting. My poor roommate had to stand, sit and roll for me.

The whole time she was doing that I was trying to figure out how to set each part of the camera to the particular area the professor said to put it at — it was very difficult to say the least.

Lighting seemed to be the most important aspect of this assignment.

The white balance had to be set perfectly to get the right color and contrast. As well as, the ISO had to be set differently with every move I made.

Difficult as it was I do believe that this will be an excellent learning experience for me and for the assignments to come.