Light: The Good, The Bad and The Right
By Matt Brandon | July 25, 2011
Light is used to create a mood. There is no bad light. Just the wrong light.
Light is a funny thing. To be more precise, the photographers perception of light is a funny thing. I've noticed recently, many photographers look on light in terms that are very black and white (pun not intended). By that, I mean they describe light in terms of "good" or "bad" light. OK... I'll admit that I've also found myself describing light in these terms. But, that's doing light a disservice. Because light is neither good, nor bad it just is. A photographer's job or maybe better still, a photographers responsibility is to learn what light is appropriate for a given subject. What light is needed to fulfill the vision he or she has for the photograph they are making.