When I began taking my photography more seriously,
I quickly realized that I needed to become an observer of light.
I observed the way light came through the window, illuminated my baby’s fuzzy hair, and defined the rolls of her wrists, back and neck.
I observed the way light dances on the grass behind my subject.
I observed the way light casts a honey-dew hue on everything at dusk.
I observed the way the sun flares in my lens if I get just the right angle.
I observed the way light creates shadows and enhances color.
I observed the way light spotlights my daughter’s wild piggy tails.
Getting the light just right in photography is tricky.
I’m still learning how to keep it balanced, and adjust my ISO, shutter speed and aperture accordingly.
I read a great post over at Click It Up A Notch, one of my favorite photography blogs, about working with sunlight recently. Be sure to check it out!
How do you observe the light in your photography?