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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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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Photographs © Rick Sammon These three pictures, all taken at the same location, illustrate why the quality of light is so important. In the top image, the quality of light is simply fantastic, created by the morning fog and the rising sun. Talk about the luck of being in the right place at the right […]

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Image and Post by Rick Sammon – Follow Rick Sammon on Twitter When teaching a workshop, one of the things we focus on is light: seeing the light, controlling the light (on site), and working and playing in the digital darkroom with light. One of my favorite photo adages is: Light Illuminates, Shadows Define. That […]

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A reflector is any object used to reflect or bounce light. While we tend to think of round shiny circular objects we buy at the camera store as reflectors, a reflector can be anything that bounces light. It can be a plain piece of white cardboard or one covered in tin foil. A reflector could […]

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