Characteristics of Light In the first article of this series, we examined the Color Temperature of light. As we saw, our camera’s white balance settings can help balance it. In this article, we are going to explore the quality of light, or its hardness/softness but also its contrast. The Quality of Light Is there something we could call lousy light or good light for that matter? Can you compare different forms of light in the same way you would compare
Characteristics of Light In this article series, we will have a closer look at the characteristics of light. Since photography is a way of painting with light, it is important to understand these attributes to make the most of them. The five main characteristics are: Color Temperature Direction Intensity Contrast Hardness/Softness Today we’ll be looking into the color temperature of light. What is the color temperature of light? The temperature of light has nothing to do with how warm
When you take a photo with your digital camera, you will have a chance to view the image on the camera’s display. But you can have a look at some useful information, the most valuable is your histogram. This article explains what the histogram is and how you use it to create better photographs.
Imagine you have taken that beautiful picture of that flower a few years back. Now you want to make a new photo of another flower, and you really would like to recreate that image. Do you remember what your settings were? Did you write them all down somewhere? What if there was an easy way to find out about it? If you are photographing with a digital camera, you will find all that information in the EXIF data of