How To: Take Good Photos With Natural Lighting

Sometimes you try your best to take a good picture but it just doesn’t cut it. It’s alright if the pictures you take once in a while (o...



Sometimes you try your best to take a good picture but it just doesn’t cut it. It’s alright if the pictures you take once in a while (or often) are not stellar because that’s the way you improve. Remember the golden rules of photography: be patient and don’t delete photos.


So, to remind us both: photography comes from Latin words which mean “painting with light.”  The key is to catch the light! Or catch your subject when the light’s right.
 
So let’s tread the challenging but fulfilling road to making the most of natural lighting. Here we go:





Time
The sun is your best lighting friend. But remember that the sun’s position moves as the day goes by. Your photos’ look would also change depending on the time you took them. You also have to take note of the weather. Clouds casting over the horizon are a sure sign that the sun would only be peeking but not show itself completely.

Right Position
Perhaps there is light but not enough for your subject. Try changing your position if you can’t change your subject’s and shoot.

Camera Work
Your camera is the next most important thing for capturing good photos. Re-acquaint yourself with it if you have forgotten how to work the aperture, shutter speed and other technical things. The camera is an extension of your eyes; make sure it captures what you see.

Patience
When all’s said and done, it goes back to your patience. How much time are you willing to give for your love of photography? Not much? Try a little more.

The ability to take stunning photographs doesn’t come overnight. [Tweet this!]

Practice and have a little more patience, my dear.
Grab your camera and start catching (or chasing) light. Have fun!

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