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9 Lighting Types to Harness & Improve Your Photography

Posted on: 28 April 2008

Another great article from dPS.

The right lighting can make or break an image setting the stage for others to see it as a snapshot or a photograph.

Just as finding and seeing a subject is challenging, so too is finding lighting conducive to taking dramatic photographs. The Golden Hour is always referenced as a great time to take photos, but its not the only time to take photos with dramatic lighting. Training your eye to see dramatic light and the different variations of it takes some self-training.

You’ll have to read the article to get a description of each type of lighting, but briefly they are:

  1. Side Lighting
  2. Back Lighting
  3. Rim Lighting
  4. Ambient Light
  5. Soft or Diffuse Light
  6. Hard Light
  7. Spotlight
  8. Artificial Lighting
  9. Various Combinations of Lighting
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