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 […]

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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 […]

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Guest post by Rod Evans – Friend Rod on Facebook Every great portrait begins with great light. It is the first thing to think about when creating images. What type of light will create the mood or scene you are looking for? Background, clothing, posing – everything else is secondary to the right lighting for […]

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If you’re relatively new to serious photography, you may have grown tired of all this talk about light. “Sweet light” –  What’s it all mean and why is it such a big deal? You’d probably rather talk gear right? Well the light is more important than the gear almost all of the time. Take the […]

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If you’re into landscape photography, don’t forget to look at the direction of the light. Side-lighting is your friend. It brings out texture and richness in an image that you just won’t find anywhere else. I made this image last night while teaching a workshop in the Palouse region of Washington state. Notice how much […]

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Photos by James Fidelibus Editor’s NOTE: This is a guest post by the one and only Bambi Cantrell. Bambi is an icon in the wedding and portrait industry. Her awards and accolades would literally be too long to list here. We’re very fortunate to welcome Bambi as a guest poster to the Photofocus blog. Guest […]

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SeeTheLight

I can vividly remember when I first started “seeing” light. I was driving down a highway and saw a building on the side of the road that instantly caught my eye – I noticed the angle, color, and intensity of the light as if I were opening my eyes for the first time. Without light […]

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