Types of Light in Photography


Students will be able to identify the lighting used for any given photo and replicate it. Additional resources include 3 related articles:

  • Lesson Plan_PDF
  • Presentation_PDF
  • Worksheet_PDF
  • Worksheet Example_PDF
  • Procedure_PDF
  • Project Example_ZIP
  • Rubric_PDF
  • Test Review_PDF
  • Test_PDF
  • Test Key_PDF
  • Soft/Hard Light worksheet_PDF
  • Soft/Hard Light worksheet key_PDF
  • Light Direction worksheet_PDF
  • Light Direction worksheet key_PDF
  • Exposure Chart_PDF

Types of Lighting Unit Resources

Hard vs Soft Light

Tools for Using Soft Light

How the Position of Light Changes Your Photos

The Position of Light - extended version

Adjusting Ambient Light

Rim Lighting For Portraits

Budget Lighting Set-up