Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video How light impacts the understanding of an image, part of Learning to Critique Photos.
- For our critiques, when it comes to light,…here are a few questions to ask yourself about an image.…Is the light appropriate or relevant,…enhancing and strengthening the photograph,…or is poor inappropriate light hurting an image?…Where's light coming from and how is it distributed?…Would a different lighting work better?…Harsh light from below can give a very different take…than softer light from above.…Fill flash can soften harsh light…and help tell a different story.…Regardless, having nice light that works can add…an extra star to an already strong composition.…
Well, light, there you go.…This picture is probably about light.…It's a reflection in a building with the water tower.…It really is kind of a graphic image,…but probably the main subject here is lights…and what the light is doing to the reflection…in the building.…And light is often what I'm looking for as a photographer,…and even though I'm more of a reality-based…street photographer, I often start where the light is.…And this cyclist in Florence coming…
Join Steve Simon as he deconstructs images through critique. Grow your awareness of the impact your choices make on the interpretation of an image. Enhance your command of shutter speed, depth of field, focal plane, and more, to help convey a specific meaning. Learn how to study, review, and analyze images, sharpening your photographic eye and expanding your visual vocabulary.
- Identifying strong photographs
- Deconstructing images
- Understanding the impact of shutter speed, focus, and depth of field
- Interpreting the visual weight of an image
- Evaluating the lighting
- Determining whether to convert an image to black and white
- Changing the meaning of an image by cropping
- Timing and the moment
- Designing in the image
- Developing a visual vocal vocabulary