Photo Tip ~ The Power of Direction of Light In Your Photos

For those of us who enjoy shooting in natural light (a.k.a. the sun) or with a single light source, we can harness a very powerful, yet subtle technique to make the most of our photos. The direction from which light strikes a subject is very distinct and plays an important role in the overall story we tell.

Watch this video, which includes several examples, to learn the three main light directions and how they can be utilized for different purposes. The biggest thing to remember…you control the direction of light in your photos based on where you stand, position the light, or when you decide to make your shot.

How Light Direction effects photos

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Let me know what direction of light you prefer or use most, leave a comment below.