Understanding Light

Lighting is a key ingredient in defining a successful photo. Without light, there would be no photography or life as we know it. Think of how light affects the world around us. The landscape is shaped by light and gives you a visual story in showing the layout of the land by defining textures within the landscape. In the studio, lighting for a portrait provides you the visual information about that person, the color of their hair, the shape of their face, and the color of their eyes, and tells us who they are. Lighting is used very successfully in photographing products in which the photo entices us to buy a product. Lighting techniques make food look better to us, a car more appealing, a model sexier. In this lesson we will discuss a variety of different types of light, light quality, and light direction. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.