photography industry taught us two options. We either love or hate the light
during the photoshoot. In our case, a light should be always our best buddy and
we have the power to make it happen.
of the challenging situations for every wedding photographer is when the light
is against their odds. This is because the light comes from bountiful forms, it
can be natural or artificial. Imagine how difficult for photographers to find
the right lighting while running other errands such as changing the camera or
lens. So we list down things you should know about lighting and how to make it
your best friend from wedding preparation to reception.
Make sure to position the light precisely
lighting gives emphasis to the mood and tone of a picture. Your subject can
look fierce but the natural light won’t just let you have it. There goes why
necessary manipulation is needed on the day of the shoot.
source of the light has a huge effect on how it will fall in your subject.
Remember that there are three distinguished type of light position; front
light, side light, and backlight. If you position your LEDs behind the camera
and point it straight this will cause a flat lighting. Take note as well the importance
of contrast as it establishes the difference between the darkest and lightest
area of a photograph. In portrait photography, using the sidelight will make
significant contrast on your subject’s face than the front light and backlight.
It gives a dramatic impression on the photograph.
the light shapes your photo
the help of different lighting modifications such as reflectors, softboxes, and
umbrellas you can shape and measure light the way you like it. This is being
done for a softer and well-diffused outcome. Shaping the light keeps the
balance of light’s impact on the subject.
The only manipulation you would light
have so much control over lighting more than we already know. Don’t be afraid
to use diffusers and reflectors to manipulate the fall of the light on your
subject. Like collapsible reflectors which can shape the sunlight or bounce the
light with a specific area, you would like to highlight. These modifiers can
give you the full control of the light direction and how broad the light would
Light modifiers won’t hurt your budget
beginner in light composition, you’ll be surprised how cheap the basic light
modifiers in the market today. You can even improvise! Just make sure before
buying that you already identified what kind of light you are trying to
replicate. If you are aiming to recreate soft light then the best light
modifier for you is an umbrella. There are three kinds of umbrella light
shapers: silver/gold, white reflective, and white shoot. Each has their own
We at David Dean Photography assures you that light is always on our side. We keep the romance and positive energy of your happiest moment locked in your wedding photos, forever preserved! That is why David Dean is one of the top wedding photographers in Essex!