Light, and a good understanding of light, is one of the fastest and most powerful ways to improve your photography. But once you understand light, the next thing to think about is how to control it. This is exactly what Karl and Ashleigh sat down to discuss in this magazine chat show.
Starting at the very basics, the pair took a closer look at what light is and why it has such an impact on our images. Understanding how light relates to mood and emotion then allows us to deliberately invoke certain feelings in our images, but it’s up to us, as photographers to know how to do this, which is what Karl and Ashleigh then focussed on.
Together they explained (and demonstrated) how direction of light, strength of shadows, density of shadows and the size of the light can all be used very deliberately to craft different results. Karl also showed how different modifiers can be used to change things like hardness or softness of shadows while also looking at examples that compared results created by professional modifiers and more budget friendly alternatives.
This information packed show covered a number of important concepts and clearly demonstrated why lighting control is so important.
Topics will include:
- Why light is important
- Mood and emotion in photography
- Lighting considerations (direction of the light, size of the light etc)
- Types of modifiers & their effect
- DIY modifier alternatives
- How to identify light
If you have any questions about this show, please post in the comment section below.