How to Take Great Photos Using Any Light Source

Because lighting is the number one concern of us photographers, we should be concerning ourselves with understanding how to utilize it in whatever capacity it is available to us. While it’s nice to have a studio full of equipment to give us complete control, all is not lost if we do not have those things. In just under two hours, Jerry Ghionis, gives viewers an informative lesson on using what you’ve got to create interesting, well executed images in any kind of lighting:

Using any number of tools that can be sourced on location, it is possible to use what many would consider poor lighting to your advantage. In the photo below, Ghionis used the shade of the standing woman’s coat over the top of the bride to create contrast and establish a point of focus.

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“Technically, lighting is number one not location.”

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