• Mel Thornberry

Why is lighting important in photography!

Why is lighting so important?

It is the lighting that can give your photos a feeling or emotion.

Lighting is what gives your photos nice even, soft lighting or harsh contrast.

The best times of day for photography are during the early mornings or later in the day. When the sun is lower in the sky.

But I hear you saying that you cant always do things and take photos at those times of the day. And that's fine. Here are three tips to help:

  1. Look for nice even shade

  2. Look for cover such as a buildings eaves etc

  3. Change the direction you are taking the photo

Flick through the photos below to see how using lighting in different ways, changes the feeling of the image.

Have fun with these tips and I look forward to seeing your results!

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