It’s all about the light.

When someone asks me the question, “What is the most important thing to start with in learning how to be a better photographer?”, I answer with “It’s all about the light.”

How bright is the light?

Where is the light coming from?

What is the color of the light?

Is there more than one light source?

Should I think about adding an artificial light source?

Is the light falling uniformly across the primary subject matter in my composition?


Elements of Photography

  It is no mystery to those who know me well that I love photography. I have been captive to it’s unique outlet for creative expression and the way it allows me to record a bit of the history that is contained in my personal walk in life. I have a passion for capturing images that might cause a viewer to pause and think and for sharing that passion for producing images of high technical quality.

This blog post is the first in a series devoted to offering my insights as to how others might improve their photographic skills.

Fundamental Elements of Photography
  1. It’s all about the Light
  2. Camera types and feature sets
  3. Media cards
  4. What is RAW and JPEG?
  5. The perfect triangle…ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed
  6. White balance
  7. Lenses
  8. Depth of field
  9. Composition
  10. Black and white
  11. Camera bags
  12. Tripods
  13. Filters
  14. Flash, strobes, and LED lighting
  15. Image storage
  16. Image editing
  17. Image printing