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August 14, 2011


A very good point. I think this is one of the most important details in good photography. And it's an idea which I'm not very good at keeping in mind. My best shots always include interesting light and would have been mediocre otherwise. But too often I am focused on the subject and the composition (specifically how the subject is arranged with the surrounding objects and scene) and I forget to notice the light. In those cases, unless I happen to get lucky (which is rare) the images despite all of my efforts are flat and uninteresting.

Funny you should title your post 'Respect the Light' because I'm reading a book to review that spends a great deal of time discussing light and how best to use it to your advantage. The book is 'Chasing the Light' by Ibarionex Perello.

It doesn't matter how long you have been taking photos you can still learn something new every day. If you think you know it all then it probably means you never did.

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