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?