Exercise: How Space Changes With Light
At one, or two, locations where you can conveniently return a number of times at different times of day and make an image on each occasion, set the camera up in exactly the same position each time and note how the shadows fall and create different masses of dark and light.
For this exercise I chose to use the former dining-room within the building I live in. It has south and west-facing, floor to ceiling windows, and should provide differing depths of light and shadow throughout the room as the sun progresses from east to west.
There’s no surprises from the results, as the sun travels from east to west the light improves to a peak at around mid-day, remains static for a period and then declines as the afternoon and evening wear on. As a result the hues of the cloth coverings change, the positions of shadows, light patches and reflectance from the formica table tops change. A similar result to that obtained in TAoP with the all day image making exercise to show the effects of lighting change as the sun traverses the sky.