Capture ‘the beauty of artificial light’ in a short sequence of shots (‘beauty’ is, of
course, a subjective term). The correct white balance setting will be important; this
can get tricky –but interesting – if there are mixed light sources of different colour
temperatures in the same shot. You can shoot indoors or outside but the light should
be ambient rather than camera flash. Add the sequence to your learning log. In your
notes try to describe the difference in the quality of light from the daylight shots in
As some one who has predominantly made images in daylight this was an internist exercise. I used a range of opportunities to take photographs while travelling early one morning by train. On another occasion I looked at shops signed and lighting.
Artificial lights introduces number of colours that I image are to do with the nature if the light source. Lighting that can range from Tungsten, although less frequent now, through to sodium, haulage, neon and increasing the light from Light Emitting diodes.
All have defiant frequencies and give very different tone, clouds and hues to the light from the sun.
Below are a few shots taken in different condition that show these ocular and tone differences. Of course another key factor is the relatively high contrast ratio given that artificial light is often (although not always) seen against the backdrop of the night.