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7 days
Bogdan Zarkowski

Hard lighting

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Brief

Open to photographers with a ranking outside the top 1000. There are two other 'Hard lighting' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.

Hard lighting is a focused light that casts harsh, defined shadows. Instead of the softer transition between light and shadow that exists in 'soft lighting', hard lighting gives more of an 'edge' that increases the 3D appearance of an object. Although not a forgiving light, it's great at drawing attention to certain parts of a photo and accentuating textures and details.

How it works

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Entries closed
2 November 2020

Rating
2 November 2020 to 9 November 2020

Winners announced
9 November 2020

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