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Seeking Light

Seeking Light
Photographers and flowers, after the same thing: seeking light.

I’ve finally come to realize that I’m not just looking for light, I mean, even in the dark there’s SOME light right? But I’m after some very specific light – and different light for different times – this was definitely not something I understood a year ago.

For portraits I mostly want shade, even if it’s the person’s OWN shade by not facing the sun. I don’t want to take my camera out at noon anymore, because it feels like a waste (harsh light). I diffuse light when I’m shooting macro’s outdoors and I almost ALWAYS want to carry my strobes and softboxes and pocketwizards around with me when I’m shooting a person – Mel has FINALLY conceded that the photos I take by setting up a few simple lights are consistently better than those without.

Not that I have anything “figured out” not really, nobody does, but at least I get it, in a “do this, don’t do that” sort of way.

3 thoughts on “Seeking Light

  1. Brad says:

    Ditch the 'logo' … it's intrusive.

  2. Erinn says:

    I get what you're saying about light. I've been at this now for 4 years, and am really only beginning to pay closer attention to light now. I rarely even bother to try and shoot outdoors between 10 and 2 now. That light is usually far too harsh.