What do I mean when I say that "it’s all about the lighting”? Simply put, without the right lighting, a photographer doesn’t have a photograph worth showing. Remember, light plays an important part of creating a great image. Light can change from moment to moment and this change will affect how a photographer shoots a subject. Keep in mind, understanding this, the photographer must change their camera settings constantly in order to regain the correct lighting.
These changes can dramatically affect the way light is hitting their subjects and backgrounds. Both of which is the key to great images and satisfied clients. The amount of light will also affect the exposure and likely the subject, as well as it affecting the image tone in terms of warmth or coolness. But if correctly executed, learning to adapt to any lighting situation, and learning what to look for, this will make a photographer more skillful, and help improve their technique until it is perfect.
Some last thoughts. Light must be treated like a tool and a photographer must learn how to work with. If there’s not ‘enough’ Light, they have to figure out how to work within that situation. Fortunately, for most, if not all photographers, digital cameras were built to capture conditions that can handle even the poorest lighting conditions. Use what technology has granted you and watch your photos get better and better...and remember "it’s all about the lighting”!
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