Digital Photography Tips - Get the Lighting Right

       By: Shane N
Posted: 2008-09-24 02:30:10
No matter how amazing your camera is, there is not much you can do about poor lighting unless you know what you are doing. I am going to show you a few lighting tips that will boost your digital photography skills to the next level and surely prevent some anxiety for you in the future. Placement is perhaps the most important factor in getting the lighting just right for your digital photos. If you are using artificial lighting, make sure that you never put the light behind the subject as this will cause a nasty glare in your pictures. The best place for lighting is either behind the photographer or on the sides and a little bit in front of the subject. Halogen lamps usually do a fine job, you shouldn't need any more than five hundred watts.When using a backdrop, it is probably the best idea to use a light colored one. Black and other very dark colors tend to absorb most of the light. White would be the best color, but other light colors work fine as well. You can achieve a white backdrop by simply taping a white sheet or blanket onto the wall behind the person or thing you are photographing. As long as the borders of it don't show up in the picture, no one will be able to tell. However, your picture will look sharp and clear.Be wary of shadows, too much light can cause overbearing shadows. If you have too little light, the photo will be too dark to see the subject. When it comes to digital cameras, most of the time the picture in the view finder looks brighter than the photo when it actually comes out. This is where testing and repetition come in. With digital cameras, you don't have to worry about wasting money on film -- you can simply delete the photos you don't like and continue to snap away.These are only a few things you can do to improve the lighting in your digital photos. On my blog, I review a guide that is probably the best digital photography resources around.If you want to turn your digital photos into gold, check out the review of this awesome digital photography guide at my blog: -- There you will find all the answers to your digital photography questions. Become a master of the camera!
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