3 Natural Lighting Tips for Better Pictures

Written By Arman Zulhajar on Friday, May 4, 2012 | 12:59 AM

By Roy Barker

Nobody can possibly deny that natural lighting is one of the most essential elements that will help define the standard of your pictures. As such, understanding how it operates can help you enhance your abilities without necessarily having to spend additional cash in purchasing all those fancy photographic hardware especially if you're about to start a photography business.

Now, if you really want to be told how natural lighting can help you enhance your photographic skills, here's some advice that you may wish to consider:

Take into account that natural light changes depending on the time of the day and the weather. Shooting the same scene at different times of the day and under different weather conditions will give you photographs with different moods altogether. So , if you shoot one scene and failed to get the effect you need, you might want to go back and repeat the same shot some other time. Continue trying and you may surely get it right!

Observe how light influences everything around you. If you are heavy in making natural light work for you, you should understand how it interacts with things around you, how it casts shadows and how it changes with time and place. Do this and you can accurately forecast when you can catch the best lighting eventualities for a specific scene.

There is no "good" and "bad" when referring to natural lighting. Most photographers claim that the ideal time to shoot will be in the early mornings and late in the afternoon and that the cruel mid-day light won't do your stills any good. While this could be true, sticking to this line of thinking will strictly limit your creativity and expansion as a photographer. There are situations that you only need to shoot under vicious lunchtime lighting conditions to get the effect you want. Remember, it's all about the story and emotion you would like to convey to your viewers.

Nonetheless to see how it will actually affect your photographs, what you have to do is to go on and just shoot. Don't be scared to experiment to discover how your pictures will turn up under different natural lighting conditions. Test, test and test again. In fact , this is still the simplest way to learn!

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