Session 9: Using Shadows; Knowing when to Use Darkness!
Key Concepts in Session 9:
- Using downlight to create shadowing in a scene
- Shadows support three-dimensional shaping
- How patterns affect a lighting scene
- Using shadow to create interest
- How seasonal changes in plants affects projected shadow patterns
- Projecting patterns for a purpose
- Differentiation in shadow affect from up lighting versus downlighting
- Sculptures and the use of shadow
- Using light/dark variation across a large tree canopy
- Creating shadows to emphasize textured bark
- Shadows can hide things in a lighting scene
- Using darkness as a tool in a composition
Janet Lennox Moyer, FIALD, AOLP COLD
Lighting Designer, Founder of ILLI
Janet Lennox Moyer Design
Jan began her lighting design career in 1976. She began specializing in landscape lighting in the mid 1980s and wrote the essential book used around the world, The Landscape Lighting Book, first released in 1992 and now in its third edition (Wiley, 2013). Over her career, she has worked on projects large and small, from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s first home in Washington, DC, to winery caves, entertainment gardens, and botanical gardens.
Jan has taught lighting design since undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, and the Lighting Research Center, among others. She founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization that provides landscape lighting education classes in the U.S. and abroad.
Jan has written countless articles and been included in multiple books on lighting. Her husband, George Gruel, produced a book of Jan’s lighting projects called She Paints with Light to help people visualize landscape lighting. Currently, she is producing a set of 20 videos with Garden Light LED for a new educational platform called Learn Night Light. In addition, she has begun work on a full-color design book, The Art of Landscape Lighting: A Designer’s Companion, which will provide inspiration for designers through her learnings over more than 45 years of lighting design. It is scheduled for a fall 2021 release.
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