Assignment: Change the Lighting

Pick some object to photograph — something mundane.  Not a living being — no friends, no pets.  Plants are OK. Something you can move around.

Take a picture with the lighting simply as it is.

Now take a dozen pictures of the same subject, each with different lighting. 

Play around with your flash – try diffusing it, or shining it through something colored and transparent.  Play around with other light sources.  Use a flashlight.  Use a lamp.  Make the room dark.  Move your object so the existing light falls on it differently. Photograph it backlit.  Silhouetted against the window.  With sidelight from the window.  With a light underneath it.

Pick three to post to the class Flickr group, but come prepared to show us all of them on your Flickr account.