Each week on Friday, we will be sharing a quick little tip that we hope you find useful when documenting your own memories. It won’t be a big long lesson, sometimes a short little sentence, sometimes a paragraph. Whatever suits the topic! We get a lot of the same questions from friends, families and even clients. Hopefully these little snipits will help you in your own journey!
Today’s Foto Tip Friday has to do with the important part of photography; light. The way you play with the light drastically effects the way an image feels. The emotions it pulls from you, the way you connect with it, the thoughts it creates in your mind when you look at it. Sometimes images are super bright and you wish you could see more (that is called overexposed!) Sometimes its too dark and you can’t really see what’s in the image (thats called underexposed!) But if you pay attention just a little bit, you can learn to see the light in a different way. Using directional light will create emotion and help you connect with an image. So before you do any kind of bribing your kids to sit for you – Look for the light! Go near a window (window light is some of the most pretty soft light there is – see below!) Go to your sliding glass door. Go to a shady spot under a tree. Look for light that isn’t super bright but brings life into your subjects! You’ll be so happy you did!
Happy Friday, Friends!
Alexandra - I made your first blog post! Wooooo! xoxo
Can’t wait to take one of those photo workshops with you in the future. You’re amazing.