Capture ‘the beauty of artificial light’ in a short sequence of shots.
I’ve taken photographs in London trying to capture artificial light, with this section of the course in mind before I started. These are my favourite shots:
But I wanted to try something a bit different too so I experimented indoors.
Some of these shots were taken without a lens attached to the camera (an Olympus OM-DII), some with no lens but through a glass ball, some with a lens and through a glass ball, and for some I used a piece of cardboard with a small hole cut into the front both with and without a lens attached. But they’re all either artificial light or a mixture of natural and artificial.
These three shots are candlelight without a lens so are an experiment into how the camera works without a lens as much as the light. But you can see the subject is a candle.
When I first started thinking about the difference between natural and artificial light, I suppose I thought that artificial light was more coloured in general – certainly warmer, more orange for typical indoor lights, and I know that colour temperature is different for different bulbs and that the camera’s white balance can be changed to compensate for that. Daylight is generally bluer.