Photography is an art form that has been around since the 1800s. There are so many different ways to take a great shot and you only need your phone or camera, but it’s important to understand how light works in order for this process of photography creation not be frustrating!
The first step towards understanding lighting is recognizing what type of lighting there might be on any given day. Is it cloudy? Sunny with some clouds? Full sun? This will determine whether you should use natural light by using window spots (when possible) or if supplemental lights such as lamps at home can help make up for inadequate sunlight exposure when taking photos outdoors.
Lighting position is the second most important thing you need to know when setting up a photo shoot.