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Beginners Photography Tips- Light

Finding the light is probably the biggest game changer when taking better photos. Interesting light is capable of taking a mediocre image and turning it into something so much more. A really helpful activity to do before you even pick up your camera (or phone!) is just to notice the light in your day to day life. Notice how it streams in the window, notice the pool of light that is cast onto the floor, notice the difference in the direction and feel of the light through the day and into the evening. When you come to take your photos think about where your subject is in relation to interesting light and look to see how this changes the feel of the image.

Pool of light


You can see in these examples the light from the window/ sun has created a pool of light and I have placed the subjects within it. This can create a frame to lead the eye to the subject.

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Back lighting


The images below are back lit. The main light source is coming from behind the subject creating a lovely glow on the outline of the subjects and a really emotive feel.

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Shadows


Using shadows also makes for more interest in your photos so have a look for some lovely deep contrasty shadows in your home and use them to add something to your images

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Evening Light


Evening light is soft and beautiful so its always worth considering what time of day you are going to go out and capture your photos! These were all taken during the hour before sunset and would have resulted in very different images if taken in the middle of the day.

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I hope that gives you some good ideas when it comes to creating your own images! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below. Helen x

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