Monday, March 5, 2012
Lighting! It will make or break a photo. It was one of the first things I began to notice, as I started on my photographic journey. Your aperture, speed and iso all work together to let the proper amount of light into your camera to produce a creative and correct exposure. For a more thorough understanding of this I encourage you to read Brian Peterson's Book, "Understanding Exposure".
Now that I have become aware of light, I find myself drawn to it. I am constantly searching out areas around our home looking for that sweet light. One of my favorite spots, is on my bed. I have a southern window to one side and a western window on the other side. I get good light in this room from mid morning until just before sunset. The white duvet works as a great back drop and reflector.
Other sweet spots around my house are my carport and screen porch, they both face east and are a great choice for morning sessions. A southern facing school room is great for mid-day shoots, and a western facing living room for late afternoon shoots.
Here is a great article on utilizing natural light indoors.
Now go find some light!
(For information on iso, aperture and speed see my resource tab.)