Beginning In Photography: Understanding The Light

Understanding how different lighting affects an image is half the work of creating better photos. This article aims to give a brief overview of the different types of light you might encounter as a photographer and how to use them to your advantage. Direct light Looking through the family photo album the other day, I noticed a recurring theme; photo after photo of us squinting into the sun looking like ghosts with our flat, white faces and dark holes where our eyes should have been. This is one of the most common mistakes people make when taking photos in direct sunlight. By standing with your back to the sun, you effectively flatten out the light and therefore your subject. All … Continue reading Beginning In Photography: Understanding The Light