Light!? Yes we are looking for light this week. I know that sounds a bit strange. But the art of photography is all about capturing light. You can see from the images above that beautiful light can be found outside or through a window. You can of course create beautiful light too. Switch on lamps, fire up a strobe, bounce a flash, or just manipulate natural light with a reflector. No matter how you craft your light make sure it enhances your subject. So yes I want you to think about what you’re doing.
The first thing to do is to start noticing light everywhere you go. Just look around. When you’re outside note where your shadow is and how dark it is. This allows you to gauge the intensity of light (harshness) and the direction which it’s coming from. If you can walk 180 degrees around your subject noticing how the light falls on their face and how it changes as you walk around. (Note, your subject can be anything including a parking meter or a bird. It doesn’t have to be a living thing). Once you’ve made your assessment take a few shots from various points on the 180 degree arc.
Open shade is a great light to shoot in. It occurs when you are standing in the shade and over head is the sky. This is a come occurrence next to building in the afternoon. The light is clean and bright, even on a gray day.
For other lighting ideas check out these past prompts: sunflare, haze, and silhouette
How to See Other Poster’s Images
Last week we look for flora (aka plants). Loved all the flora images from mushrooms to flowers and even the gorgoues hummingbird in the tree. Didn’t see the pics? Pop over to the gallery or check out the images in the Instagram by clicking star icon on the bottom, select the hashtag tab and type in #wpmyview. All the tagged images will appear for you to scroll through and enjoy.
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On Sundays your hashtagged image(s) may be featured on my Instagram feed as part of the #FabFour, so be sure to follow me @shuttershelly.
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