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For Better Photos, Learn How to Recognize Good Light

Understanding the power of light is more important than a fancy camera or expert Photoshop skills. Learn the best times of day to photograph and why the way the light hits your subject matters more than the subject itself..……more

This is a really good article and an interesting read

Written by Ben Long

“This shaft of light on the ground was a noteworthy compositional element because of its shape and its interplay with the shadows in the background. But I knew that the image needed a subject, so I waited until someone walked through the light shaft. I got lucky (and luck is often a big part of good photography) because the light shaft was tall enough that it highlighted the man’s shoulder and head.

There was nothing about this alley or the man that caught my attention. I started with the light and made an image from that.”