Without light, we would be engulfed in darkness, so it’s not a surprise that we are drawn to it, both the natural and artificial light. Light is one of the most important factors to consider when taking photos. A great shot could be marred if the lighting is not good.
Tip: When exposing for beams of light, it is best to under expose the entire scene. This adds some drama to the image and keeps some detail in the light beams themselves.
Tip: Backlighting adds details of the subject. When backlighting, it’s best to under expose the image to allow the highlights to glow.
Tip: Night time offers endless possibilities. Have fun with artificial light. Be on the look out for different sources of light and use them for your creative compositions.
Tip: Light can bring emphasis to the story you want to show the viewer and when used well it leads the eyes to the important parts of an image.