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The Role of Lighting

The Role of Lighting

Okay. Why is this an important topic? Because, we have had clients who have told us that we can start the outdoor photo shoot by 10am in the morning and go on till evening.
So, you see, there are many around, who do not appreciate the role of light in photography, whereas in fact, it is one of the most important.
The best emotions cannot be best captured if the light is bad. Even with the top class cameras, if the light is bad, then the image is bound to be of an inferior quality.
If you want beautiful photos of yourself, then you need beautiful light. Beautiful light does not mean too much light, but just the right amount of light.
Sunlight is the natural light. But, there is a limit to shooting in the Sun. For example, the harsh midday sunlight is not ideal for a photo shoot. On the other hand, a midday Sun with a cloud cover, would be great for a photo shoot.
Here, we will discuss lighting considerations under varying circumstances. This is for you to get an idea so that you can be considerate of the photographer, who is trying his best to show you in beautiful light in the photographs.
As you very well know, a good photograph very much depends on lighting. There is natural lighting, artificial lighting and ambient lighting. These are based on the quality of available light in any situation.

As you very well know, a good photograph very much depends on lighting. There is natural lighting, artificial lighting and ambient lighting. These are based on the quality of available light in any situation.

Natural light

This refers to the light provided by the Sun. As you know, the Sun rises slowly from the horizon and moves to the zenith at about mid day, after which it gradually loses its sheen before settling down by dusk.
Even though the Sun is available all through the day, the best time for photography is early morning when the sun rises till about 9am; these may differ depending on which part of the world you are and also the time of the year. After this time, the light becomes harsh and is not suitable for photo, video. The message is this; too much sunlight is bad for photos.

Ambient light

This is the available light in an event space or hall that is provided by the hosting hotel, resort or private property. There is a possibility of discussing requirements with the decorator to provide additional lighting to improve ambient available light

Artificial light

This refers to the light created by artificial sources like the built in flash, remotely controlled high powered lighting systems and the LED based lighting. These are suitable when there is dim lighting or insufficient lighting. Sometimes, the ambient light available in a venue is not sufficient for the camera output to be of a required quality. In this case, artificial lighting is required.


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The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting
The Role of Lighting