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Photography Lighting

Photography lighting is such an important aspect of photography that we gave it its own section. Here you can read about the different ways you can use light to generate the kind of you images you want (and to avoid the kind you do not want).

Photography Lighting Basics (1 of 3): Hard vs Soft Light

Written on May 1, 2011 by Simon James Allanach

In this post I am going to talk a bit about the different kinds of light that are relevant to photography. This will be the first of three posts dealing with the different types of lighting, as well as the... Continue reading


Photography Lighting Basics (2 of 3): Natural vs Artificial Light

Written on May 6, 2011 by Simon James Allanach

In my previous post I talked about hard light vs soft light. Now, I will continue the discussion on the different types of light by looking at artificial vs natural light. Very briefly, natural light refers to daylight while artificial... Continue reading


Photography Lighting Basics (3 of 3): Light intensity

Written on June 7, 2011 by Simon James Allanach

This is the final of the three part introduction to the basics of photography lighting. Below I will take a brief look at how light intensity affects photography, and what it means for beginners. When taking a picture, the camera... Continue reading


Night Photography Tutorial (Part 1): Introduction to Night Photography

Written on February 11, 2012 by Simon James Allanach

Night photography will allow you to create a whole new style of picture, since the lighting conditions, which are the key factors in capturing a photo, will be completely different. As you learn to think differently about your surroundings, you... Continue reading