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!

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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.

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