If there's one thing I'm trying to say and trying to show with these blogs it is that photography is about lighting. Few would disagree, but what does that actually mean?
"I once listened to a photographer (Katie Vandyck) talking about how photography was all about reading light and I just didn’t really get it. I knew when I liked a good image but I didn’t know why.
It wasn’t until I wanted to start sharing ’snaps’ on social media, with some disastrous results, that I fully understood that so much about a good photograph is in the lighting.
I’m nowhere near being fluent in reading light but understanding what I’m trying to do has given me some results I’m not tooooo ashamed of …"
And because images tell a story so much faster than words can, Sarah's photography before ...
... and after she started to get it.
Sarah used an anglepoise lamp, moved around till the lighting direction and intensity was how she liked it. She'll start to work with reflectors next and soften those harsh shadow.