What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
– John Berger
A photographer recently wrote to me at Photofocus to complain that I mentioned a studio light I used when making my macro shots. He proudly proclaimed – “I only shoot with natural light. That’s how REAL photographers work.” Sigh. Well if it makes you feel better to say that then by all means say it. […]
If you talk with experienced photographers you’ll hear the subject of light come up often. That’s because light is everything in photography. A mistake many beginners make is not understanding the part that light plays in a good or bad photograph. You need to pay attention to the intensity, angle and color of light. In […]
Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Post by Joe Farace Photo by Mary Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter One of the most time-honored, cheap, and easy to make light modifiers is to attach a 4×6 index card […]
Listen. Do you want to know a secret? If you want to make better photographs bring a reflector. This is just one of the messages of master wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis. I listened to Jerry give a talk last night at Skip’s Summer School in Vegas, and while his program was packed full of valuable […]
Light is everything. Light is the fuel that makes a photograph go. So the more we explore, study and know about light, the better image-makers we will be. Today I want to talk about light’s impact on color. Here’s an experiment I’d like you to do. Go buy an inexpensive piece of poster board. Try […]
Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter In a recent podcast (#71) a Photofocus reader asked about “finding the light.” My glib response was that you just look but I think he deserved a more detailed answer and here it is: Light has three major qualities: quality, quantity, and direction. As […]