The term “fos mavros” comes from Greek. Mavros means dark and Fos means light. Lighting is an important aspect of creating a successful image. Not only does lighting determine brightness and darkness, but it also influences tone, mood, and atmosphere. As a result, proper light control and manipulation are required to achieve the best texture, vibrancy of color, and luminosity on your subjects.
The source of your light has a significant impact on how it falls on your subject. Light coming from behind the camera and pointing directly at the subject produces very flat lighting. It will also cause shadows to fall in the image’s background. Side lighting produces a far more interesting light because it emphasizes the shape of the subject and casts it in partial shadow, giving it a more dramatic appearance.
Rembrandt lighting is a good example of this type of lighting. Light from behind your subject creates a different effect. This time, the majority of the light is hitting the subject’s side, making it brighter and creating a more distinct and dramatic image. The darkness may not be the focal point, but it does help to level out the image and support the light cast on the main subjects.
In any normal photograph, there is a gradual transition from light to dark. However, in spotlight photography, the transition from light to dark can be dramatic! One of the many issues with this is that the image can appear phony, almost three-dimensional.
I included commercial photos in this portfolio. Commercial photography is a broad category that includes any photograph used for a business or publication. “Photography helps sell things,” photographer Andrew Bennett says. “When I do commercial photography, it’s because a company wants to sell a product or service and needs content to help them sell it.” There’s almost no limit to the commercial uses for photos, from websites to billboards to social media campaigns.
All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Abdul Kader Fayid.P from Kannur, Kerala, Creative Hut Institute of Photography. Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.