Light and Photography | A Post With Ally & Nicholas about When to Plan your Photoshoot


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In this post, we discuss different lighting scenarios and share images of the incredible Hammad & Mel who modeled for the workshop. Take a look at what we’ve come up with to help guide you when planning your photoshoot - we’ve even included the sunset times for the year!

Photo by: Ally & Nicholas Photography


DIFFERENT LIGHTING SCENARIOS


Using light is a fundamental part of photography. Understanding how light can be used during a photography session or on a wedding day, helps to position your subjects accordingly. Below, we talk about some of the different lighting scenarios using the sun.


Front/Direct Lighting - the main source of light is on the front of your subject

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Back Lighting - this is the process of illuminating your subject from the back using your source of light

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Side Lighting - using your main source of light to project to the side of your subject

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Rim/Edge lighting - your subject is backlit and the image is exposed to hide your subject’s features in shadow - the 'rim' of light appears to ‘hug’ your subjects outline<