Thursday, November 5, 2009

let there be (good) light!

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As a photographer that works primarily with natural, available light, I am always looking for good light. It is a chore to photograph in less than ideal lighting conditions, but sometimes it's unavoidable. I think many believe bright sunlight is the best lighting for photographs - it's not. But there are many types of light to work with, and more importantly you need to learn to "make it work" in any lighting conditions (thanks, Tim Gunn). Understanding and knowing how to work with any lighting can elevate a ok snapshot to a great photograph.

Click here to read a great intro to various lighting conditions - the golden hour is not the only light that makes for great photos...

2 comments:

. s h e r r y * November 5, 2009 at 11:36 PM  

LOVE the light in the photo! <3

Amy November 6, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

That was a nice article on various types of lighting. It's always interesting to play with the light position - it really can make or break the photo.