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  • #1731
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Take a photo where the subject is illuminated from a single point of light. Note: Low key photos show high contrast, and many/most of the tones will be in the shadow range. A bright photo taken with the sun as your only source of light does not qualify.

    Theme suggestion by orionid–thanks!

    #25343
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    We may need to add a note on this one that the majority of tones in the photo should be dark. As it stands now, an image that is lit by the sun or a 1000 watt light bulb (as long as they were the only point of light) would qualify, though they’re not what orionid was going for with the theme.

    #25344
    orionid
    Participant

    That was addressed in the original discussion, but yeah. Always good to clarify.

    #25345
    clouddancer
    Participant

    I posted a picture in the other (Themes area) thread asking if it would be okay. Any chance I can get a yay/nay on that? I’m thinking smaller scale since I doubt I’ll be able to get the people I have around in on it. Thanks. (and a welcome back from me, too)

    #25346
    mopsy
    Participant

    I assume the subject does not have to be a person. Correct?

    #25347
    orionid
    Participant

    I posted a picture in the other (Themes area) thread asking if it would be okay. Any chance I can get a yay/nay on that? I’m thinking smaller scale since I doubt I’ll be able to get the people I have around in on it. Thanks. (and a welcome back from me, too)

    Looks good. One candle = one point source.

    I assume the subject does not have to be a person. Correct?

    Correct.

    #25348
    mrtk421
    Participant

    Would you consider a Christmas Tree one source of light? Or is that considered too many lights?

    #25349
    olavf
    Participant

    Would you consider a Christmas Tree one source of light? Or is that considered too many lights?

    In my mind that would depend on the picture. If the tree were in the shot, not so much

    #25350
    orionid
    Participant

    Would you consider a Christmas Tree one source of light? Or is that considered too many lights?

    I’m leaning towards no. The point of this theme is low-key lighting, working with a single point source and the shadows it creates with/on the subject.

    #25351
    jpatten
    Participant

    A single christmas light bulb would work I think though

    #25352
    orionid
    Participant

    True statement.

    #25353
    QueenBee
    Participant

    So can the bulb itself be the subject?

    I have three examples (altho 2nd & third are pretty much the same)

    I figure the first would work since you see the bulb but Im not sure for the other two.

    http://tinypic.com/r/23mtuog/6

    http://tinypic.com/r/66bz1e/6
    http://tinypic.com/r/hwenb5/6

    What says you fellow farktographers?

    #25354
    QueenBee
    Participant

    I apologize in advance if that third one hurts your eyes..cause it hurts mine

    #25355
    Kestrana
    Participant

    I would think the subject being illuminated from a single point fits the first pic fine, the illumination is just coming from the inside.

    #25356
    orionid
    Participant

    What she said.

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