Photography Guide : Master Light

This is Master Light Photography Guide from Digital Camera Magazines that I’ve read. I’ll share some contents like my previous post. Enjoy!


1. Rise Early, Stay Late
The golden hours around dawn and dusk are when the light tends to be the most exciting.

2. Use Reflectors
You’ll get more natural results if you use a reflector to fill-in the detail, rather than reaching for a flashgun.

3. Keep Silhouettes Simple
Make sure you retain the distinctive shape of a subject – don’t let it bleed into other silhouettes.

4. Add Flash Subtly
Avoid the ‘overflashed’ look – reduce your flash output when shooting in daylight.

5. Avoid Flare
Shield the front element of your lens with your hand when shooting into the sun.

6. Bring Out Colours
Shoot saturated colours such as autumn foliage on an overcast or cloudy-bright day.

7. Watch Your Meter
Your camera can be fooled by unusual lighting conditions. Spot meter for total control.

8. Add Light In Fog
When you shooting mist or fog, increase your exposure by 1 EV to bring back the brightness.

9. Go Slow
When you shooting in low light, combine a slow shutter speed with a burst of flash for interesting results.

10. Be Persistent
Inspiring views deserve inspiring light – don’t be satisfied until you get it.


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Related Post :
Photography Guide : Master Exposure
Photography Guide : Master Colour
Photography Guide : Master Composition


6 responses

  1. Useful tips.
    Concise, just the way I like it. Thank you so much for sharing

    August 5, 2011 at 9:00 am

    • Thanks so much! I love your blog, that’s awesome, seriously. Thanks wordpress I found it 🙂

      August 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

  2. I love your work it’s stunning…Simply stunning.

    August 6, 2011 at 12:20 am

    • Many thanks Linda. It’s a pride for me 🙂

      August 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

  3. James O'Shea

    Good job seeking to educate people on photography – a lot of people get so caught up in taking photos that they forget their are things to learn.

    August 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    • I’ve read an article from professional photographer, he said have the newest and the best camera are useless if you are not using it correctly. Understanding all aspects especially light are a part of the difference amateur and professional photographer. See, fix, feel the light. Maybe not everyone agrees. But I’m sure to be a great person we must learn. Thanks James for your feedback 🙂

      August 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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