Lighting Photos: 10 Secrets for Beautiful Photos

Lighting Photos: 10 Secrets for Beautiful Photos

Lighting photos is easy. Crafting an emotion with your lighting takes a bit more practice, but the results are stunning. This episode is part of a series on things that I shared in a blog post about 101 Photography Secrets for Emerging Photographers. We’ll continue down the list to share on podcast episodes. The Secrets…

How to Understand the Language of Light

How to Understand the Language of Light

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 orĀ ebullient & joyful. The way you use light is the primary…

Good Light or Bad Light: How Do You Know Which is Which?

Good Light or Bad Light: How Do You Know Which is Which?

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…

Window Light Photography: How to Make the Most of Available Light

Window Light Photography: How to Make the Most of Available Light

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. Why Bother with Window Light Photography When You Have Off Camera Flash? I admit there are…

5 Elements in the Nature of Light You Need to Master

5 Elements in the Nature of Light You Need to Master

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. Communicating with Light Since light is essential, I wanted to create a post that provided a foundation on the subject. Something…