http://strobist.blogspot.com. As part of learning more about photography, I read though their "Lighting 101" section, which was a "lighting basics" set of blog entries.Â I thought this "course" was pretty good, but lacked a little something. For this month, in order to start my journey into lighting, I'm going to be doing their "Lighting 102" section, which looks a lot better and more hands on than the 101 "course."Â One thing that I like about this Lighting 102 "course" is that it gives assignments to put what the author is talking about into practice. There are 7 concepts that the "course" will go through and they look to be pretty good. 1. Varying the Position 2. Varying the Apparent Size of the Light Source 3. Altering the Relative Intensity 4. Restricting Light 5. Refraction and Reflection 6. Altering the Color 7. Time So, today was day number one of my "strobist" lighting 102 course, and I have worked my way through the first few pages to the first short exercise. Basically, this exercise was to get me thinking of how the angle of my light source affects my subject, in this case, Sprinkles. In the photo above, you can see that as I moved the light around Sprinkles there were many different effects created. The center photo is very flat, because the light source is very close to the camera lens. As I moved the light to the side, you could see some depth come into Sprinkles, then as the light moved behind shim, a more dramatic effect was created. This was a very simple exercise, and I can't say that there were any mind-blowing results, but I'm willing to start at the beginning, and look forward to see what comes as I work my way through this!