In today’s write up, we will be talking about how to use natural light outdoors. This is another interesting aspect of digital photography…
There is no end to the intrigue in this field, come let’s make the most of this interesting and revealing journey into the digital photography world!
Photography is a two edged sword; being both an art and science at the same time, I want to emphasize the artistic beauty quality light gives to photographs. Today, we are focusing on how to use natural light outdoors to boost the quality of our photos. Light is an important factor necessary in digital photography; quality light. Obviously, without light, there are no photographs. Hence, if you take snap shots of your subject in quality light, you are most definitely going to create an arresting art.
The ability to ‘see’ is paramount in photography as a whole and being able to ‘see light’ that is, identifying quality light is much more important. This simply means it is important to ‘see’ how light works and how it moves. This is a skill every serious photographer must possess. Professional Photographers study light. They train overtime to see the subtle changes of shadows and brilliance cast from sunlight.
Therefore, paying more attention to light is the most important step you can take to improve your photography. Different types of natural light can also produce a variety of subject appearances; even though they all have the same light source. It is crucial to note that there are sole qualities of lighting to each particular time of the day and weather. Meaning you need to learn how to achieve the right lighting for your subject.
There are three factors that influence how natural light renders a subject:
- Time of the day
- Direction of the camera