Photography Tips – Lighting

Lighting is the key to beautiful photos.

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Here are a few lighting tips to capture beautiful photos:

  • Natural lighting is preferable to flash photography.
  • The best, complimentary lighting is shortly after sunrise or as the sun is setting.  These hours are called the golden hours.  Your subjects will have a nice warm glow around them, but won’t be squinting.

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  • If you decide the flash is needed, make sure to position so the shadow of the flash is hidden by the angle.
  • If you have a window nearby, leave your subject positioned by the window to take advantage of the natural light.
  • But always remember, even if lighting isn’t very good and your photo is a little blurry it still can be used to tell the story.