by birdyboo Remember to be aware of and study the main source of light. The main source of light may be a direct source of light, sunlight deflecting from a wall or sunlight diffused by clouds. If the key light is directly behind, or not more than 55 degrees to the right or left of … Read more Tiny Tips 6 – Study your Main Light Source
Remember that when light hits the subject ‘Head on’, more often than not, the lighting is flat and uninteresting. You may want to place the subject so light falls on it from one side. This may cause shadows on the opposite side you may want to deal with. However, lighting a subject from different angles … Read more Tiny Tips 5 – Study Light from Different Angles.
by David The earlier two tips were about attributes of light that may well be avoided. Here is one aspect of light that you would do well to utilise constructively. While a light source from behind the camera helps you take sharp and colourful photographs, light from behind the subject may help you take pictures … Read more Tiny Tips 4 – Study Highlights!
Tiny tips are where you get a small dose of photography theory and suggestions. There will be more added regularly, so please do come back! Tiny Tips 1: Drawing with Light Tiny Tips 2: Light Study Tiny Tips 3: Study Reflected Light Tiny Tips 4: Study Highlights! Tiny Tips 5: Study light from different angles … Read more Tiny Tips
Remember that when light strikes a surface it gets reflected; diffused; refracted or absorbed. Light reflects off shiny areas off faces, mirrors, glass panes and all other shiny surfaces causing burnt out areas in the highlights and unwanted reflections of light from flash bulbs and other light sources. So, while taking photographs look for unplanned … Read more Tiny Tips 3 – Study reflected light!
photo by seedingchaos Study the play of light on your subject! Remember that light travels in straight lines and casts shadows: the stronger the light, the darker the shadows. A good photograph depends on an aesthetic balance of your highlights and shadows! Happy Shooting!
Photography literally means drawing with light… to take good photographs you have to study light and the play of light on your subject. You can also play with light, like TIO… has done here. Look forward to “Tiny Tips” on light in the next few days.