Learn How to See Light Using an Egg

In 9th grade, photographer Joe Edelman was given the assignment of creating 5 separate photos of an egg without moving it. That task became a defining moment in his journey as a photographer, teaching him the importance of learning to “see” light over learning “how” to light.

(via DPS)

  • Dennis Marciniak

    Great idea – atrocious audio.

  • Titus-Armand

    I stopped the video before he even opened his mouth. I don’t care what he has to say if I have to listen to *that*.

  • yes

    shadows move depending on light placement yes, was that his great epiphany? try seeing this not only on an egg, but through every shadow outside. every leaf, person building, pebble on the floor. only using an egg seems to teach people how to be one dimensional 

  • Daniel Austin Hoherd

    Clearly you missed the point that different light positioning can have drastic effects on even the most basic shapes.  Using an extreme example to more clearly demonstrate a fundamental principle is an effective teaching mechanic, and that’s what he’s doing here.

    It’s not hard to believe that something complex can be affected by light changes, but here we see that even something as simple as an ovoid can look significantly different depending on the light.

    To some, this idea comes naturally, but to others it does not.