Photography is all about an art of capturing expressions, situations and of course surroundings. However, there is an enormous factor that cannot be ignored, that is “Light”.
Light plays a major part in all kinds of photography. Nevertheless of what kind of photography you may have expertise is in, light is everything of this ‘furnished art’. Assume a freelance photographer who is looking for a successful career, it is not just to find a good model or finding a right place to shoot, but it is all about how effectively they can capture the light!
Many had faced difficulties in ‘lighting‘. Of course, all have their own ideas, vision and inspirations. However, to create a good photo, theproper use of light is always needed. Some of my photos became ruined due to ineffective use of light regardless of composition, angles and surroundings. That was my first lesson from photography.
If one can use the light and shading effectively, then no matter the surroundings, or models that is being used. That is what my experience so far!
When it comes to fashion photography, it may be devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Over times, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetics in which the clothes and fashions enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories. Light plays a gigantic part here. However, the presence of such exotic locations or accessories, light is an obligation to feel the exposure and hence it gets attracted. Fashion photographers must utilize the “lighting” in full extreme to make a remarkable portrait. Light and colors are the parameters used to expose an object from other objects in a frame.
Professional photographers always have a great edge on the lighting. Obviously, a successful photographer is a scientist who always digs more about light and effect in frames.
That is the reason; young photographers usually go to Art Schools and focus on photography, not only to learn about composition and angles but also to become experts in “lighting”. It is very difficult to grab the natural light and shadows and applying right combination of both into a portrait.
Bottom line is this, your “lighting” is a direct factor of your success in photography.