Looking at light as a subject


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Looking at light as a subject

As a photographer, you should always be on the lookout for great light, and late afternoon is a fantastic time to find it. I've got some going on right now. These trees have wonderful light on them. I love that they're lit up on one side and shadowy on the other, and there's this nice gradient around them that really reveals their shape. I like the reflections that I'm getting in the water. I like the texture that's coming up because of this very contrasty light that we're getting This is a case of good light meaning, I like the way that it's illuminating my subject.

In this case, I saw these trees up against the mountain. I decided that's what I wanted to photograph. But I needed it in very good light. There's another way of thinking about good light. And that's thinking about light, itself, as the subject of an image. Rather than going out, and looking for a particular thing. Go out looking specifically for light that is interesting. Here's an example of wha...

Looking at light as a subject
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