|Thursday, 02 June 2011 20:28|
Every photographer knows that expressive lighting makes the difference between a mediocre photograph and a fantastic one. Light has magical qualities and nuances, which can be manipulated, explored and controlled to create an endless variety of memorable visual effects.
Backlighting is a great lighting scenario that can be used to create very visually dynamic photographs. You can create interesting images this way virtually anywhere –in the studio, using sunlight, a window, lamp light – wherever you have the ability to place your subject between the camera and a strong light source.
Studio lighting works well for creating specific and detailed artistic imagery because you are not at the mercy of the changing and fading natural light. With a studio setup, you have total control over the lighting and can experiment with modifying tools such as gels and filters.
But not everyone has access to expensive studio lighting equipment. It’s fun to look for creative ways to harness natural or existing light. You don’t have to go to exotic locations to find great moments. Just visit your local park or go out in your neighborhood during the golden hour and keep your eyes open.
Street lamps make great light sources for dramatic images. Unless you are working with a fast lens, don’t forget your tripod when shooting in low light situations!
Have fun and stay creative with light!
|Last Updated on Thursday, 02 June 2011 21:00|