Tiny Tips 6 – Study Your Main Light Source

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 the camera, the image and colors will be clearer.

Also, do not forget that ‘Head on’ lighting is flat and uninteresting! Light at 45 degrees to the subject would be more interesting in most cases!

Happy Shooting!

Read more “Tiny Tips”

Help Us To Continue Creating

Get our email newsletter to stay up-to-date with our latest posts. It’s easy to read and is mailed once in 2 weeks.

The easiest way to support Beyond Photo Tips is by using our affiliate links when you buy anything at all. It will never cost you anything extra, and we get a small commission from it, which helps us a LOT! We share our recommended equipment list here.

Some of the links to products on this website are affiliate links, and we only ever link out to gear that we recommend.

You could also show your appreciation by buying us a coffee. Finally, we appreciate you being a part of the community, so do say hi!

John Sudhakar
John Sudhakar

John Sudhakar is a professional photographer based in Chennai, India. His focus is on fashion, resorts, and product photography.

These days he is also involved in building customized motorcycles at The Bullet Factory.

Articles: 5


  1. Hi … ./|\. …

    Thank you for your kind words

    You’ll find that I’ve written a post on the website you mentioned. Its called www. photographyvoter. com.

  2. hi. i recently saw a cool link on your site and i can’t remember where it was. it was similar to digg, but all photography. i didn’t bookmark it and lost track of the link.

    also thank you for taking the time to teach and inspire others with your blog.

Share Your Thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.