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.
It’s important to know the different types of light sources and how they affect photography. Artificial lights are always on, while natural ones can be difficult to manage because you need more time for it all work out right. Putting artificial lights in front results in a flat image with little depth or contour; by moving them off-center shadows appear as well as texture. With natural lighting there is also an issue: when working outdoors, subjects may have moved before your photo opportunity has arisen so take this into consideration if you’re using available sunlight!
A photographer should be aware of the difference that side lighting can make on a subject. The shadows and dark tones will produce dramatic pictures with emotional undertones, so it is important to use this look for more special occasions such as weddings or reunions between family members.
When talking about light, we often talk about hard light vs soft light.
Soft light creates a soft, diffused look. It’s great for portraits and … Read the rest