If you’re a photographer you will know that the Greek word “photography” means drawing with light. Yes, there is so much more that makes a compelling image, lots of different factors make up the composition. Without light though, there will be no image at all & the better the quality the light, the better the final result.
You might have taken photographs & been disappointed that the image has been blurry, this happens when the camera is trying to compensate for the lack of light, so slows the shutter speed……… HOLD ON, it’s getting complicated !!! 😳😂😂
Let’s not get into why, but help to resolve the problem without getting into the technical details. Basically if your images are blurry it is very likely that it’s too dark.
I’ll go into the technical details in another blog & keep this super simple for non photographers!
An easy way to resolve blurry images is to move to better light…….. a window, a light source ( natural or artificial ) or using your flash. As a photographer, I would normally avoid on camera, direct flash, but if it’s dark & you have no choice then flash it is!!!
Another tip is to look at how the shadows are falling on your subject! Harsh midday sunlight can make for unpleasant shadows on someone’s face. In this case move your subject into the shade! If you have no choice but to take the shot out in the open in midday sun, then try to keep the sun behind your subject. This will help keep horrible shadows to a minimum & also prevent your subject from squinting if they’re looking into the sun….
Light is a such an important factor in photography, whole books have been written about it! But hopefully this short blog might be helpful to someone?
Here are some examples of my images that have been massively improved by light 💡