Photography is a form of art that can be used to capture anything in the world. It may not seem like it, but light plays an important role in what makes a good photo. It permits us to bring information and, more importantly, emotion in an image. In order to create a successful photo that people will enjoy viewing for many years, it’s essential to know how light can affect your picture.

Lighting determines no longer simplest brightness and darkness, however also tone, mood, and surroundings. It is essential to control and manage light successfully so as to get the great texture, vibrancy of color, and luminosity on subjects.

We’ve discussed in the previous weeks the types of light in photography, the difference between hard light and soft light, how the direction of light affects the mood, and the things you should consider before you shoot. In this series, we hope that you find how interesting light works and the impact it gives to the images we produce.

If you missed out all of these for the first time, you’ll find the full list of them below. Click on the links for each and you’ll see the short blurb with the introduction of each blog we published for our mini series about the types of light in photography.

Also, here’s a free lesson plan that goes along with this series which outlines a presentation project you can use in your class. Click the button below and enter your email! (You can also click here to purchase the full unit which includes all the worksheets with keys, project outlines  and grade sheets, review and test key, a full presentation, examples, and more.)

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Types of Light in Photography: Should You Use HARD or SOFT Light? 

Light is the key ingredient in all photography, without which it would be impossible to capture images. The decision to use hard or soft light is a choice that a photographer makes with every photo they take. Let’s explore the difference between hard and soft lighting in this article.

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Types of Light in Photography: How Does Light Direction Change the Mood?

Light, as you may know, is a fundamental part of photography. Often for beginners, the direction of light is accidental. Learning to control light direction will help you understand the way that it affects your subject(s) and help you communicate better with your viewers.

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Types of Light in Photography: What Should You Know Before You Shoot?

There are also several things you need to consider when assessing the light in your images. Let’s take a look at some things you should contemplate before capturing a photo.

There are many different types of lighting that you need to know about, but understanding some basics will help you out immensely. Don’t forget to click through the links above to download the worksheets and view the full articles on each of them.

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