I need help with photo assignment. can anyone help explain sun on outdoor object coming at 45 degee angle. Any photo pic examples? or what time of day is best when sun hits at a 45 degree angle. I was looking for shadow hitting the object at angle but Im not sure that is right,some please explain this or have pic as example.
If i'm guessing correctly i would say that 45 degree angle is when the sun is halfway between straight up in the sky and sunset. So where ever you are depending on when that is... i would say somewhere between 3pm and 6pm..... i would also guess that you would be shooting at a 90 degree angle to the sun so the 45 degree angle of the sun shows up in the shadow, degree of sunlight, ect.
Someone will probably correct me on this, but i hope i helped a little
And also sunrise. Sounds to me like you have a show the texture exercise going. Actually, if you pick a time of day that is not high noon, you should be able to position yourself or the subject or both to get the angle of incidence you are seeking.
Almost forgot. If you are looking for a 3D effect to show modeling, a shadow will be present on the opposite side of the light. Think of a small light source, undiffused, lighting a piece of fruit or a face from the 1/4 position.
Nita, both actually. I am having trouble explaining it, but if the light is in the same plane as the subject, the shadow on the subject is increased or decreased by the angle at which it strikes the subject. If you are lighting a ball, you would see a progression of shadow as you move the light from front to back of the subject. the shadow is curved as is the ball.
If you raise or lower the light, the background shadow will fall to the side or directly under the subject.
This is easy to see. Get a ball or grapefruit and a household lamp, remove the shade, or better yet, use a desk lamp and move the light around the subject. See what happens at various angles and heights.
This whole thing is easier to do than to write about.Email me directly and I will help as I can.