Light is how photographers communicate. We start with a canvas of shadow and light is our brush. You have incredible power to convey how your photograph tells your story through the use of creative lighting. Whether you want your story to be dark, dramatic or ebullient & joyful. The way you use light is the primary […]
Photographers love to talk about good light and bad light, but how do you really know which is which? I tend to think light is situational. In other words, I don’t believe there’s any such thing as bad light. It’s more like an evaluation of whether the ambient light is appropriate for your subject. What […]
You can dramatically improve your photography by avoiding these 10 photography mistakes. These are common errors and I’ve made every single one of them. 10 Photography Mistakes You Can Easily Fix All of these photography mistakes have something in common. They are easy mistakes to make, and they are all easily preventable. Why do we […]
Portrait photography is one of the most popular genres of photography, but it has many meanings that seem to vary from one person to another. So what is portrait photography, or as it’s also called, portraiture? Let’s take a deeper look. Defining Portrait Photography The basic definition of portrait photography is photography of a person […]
Window light photography has a lot of advantages. It’s easy, it’s free light, and it can really have some beautiful results. I love using my flashes and strobes, but I’ll never turn down a good portrait with window lighting.
The nature of light is the most important aspect of photography, and yet it’s frequently one of the most misunderstood topics. Light is essential. It’s like blood. There is no substitute for either one.