Lets talk about light!
Light is one of the most essential elements in photography. It is the foundation that shapes the mood and atmosphere of a photograph, and it can make or break an image. I personally am found of using natural light as much as possible. Sometimes that is not possible and alternatives must be utilized.
Here are a few reasons why light is so important in photography.
Light creates mood and atmosphere- The way light falls on a subject can create a wide range of moods and atmospheres. Soft, diffused light can create a peaceful and serene atmosphere, while harsh, direct light can create a dramatic and intense atmosphere. Understanding how to use light can help you create the mood and atmosphere you want in your photographs.
Light defines form and shape- Light helps to define the form and shape of a subject by creating highlights and shadows. These highlights and shadows add depth and dimension to an image, and they can help to bring a subject to life.
Light can be used to create contrast- Contrast is the difference in brightness between the lightest and darkest parts of an image. By using light creatively, you can create contrast and drama in your photographs, drawing the viewer's eye to the subject and making the image more striking.
Light brings out color- Light is essential for capturing color in an image. Without light, there would be no color in a photograph. Understanding how light affects color can help you to create more vibrant and dynamic images.
In conclusion, light is one of the most important elements in photography. Understanding how to use light can help you create the mood, atmosphere, and impact you want in your photographs. I highly recommend you try my 360 experiment to get a hands on learning experience of light in your pictures. If you are not sure what that is... message me and Ill send you a video explaining it!
Remember to experiment with different lighting conditions and techniques to improve your skills. And if you find these tips helpful please like/comment/share!
Jess is a Mom, Grandma, Fire Wife, Thyroid Cancer Warrior and Professional Photographer of over 20+ years.