July Theme Challenge – “Light”

For this month, July 2019, the theme challenge is “Light”.


The above image was captured using an iPhone 6 Plus as the sun was setting in the opposite direction causing a golden light to be cast on the landscape, Perce Rock, Quebec, Canada. As you can see it’s more about the light than the gear.

Let’s face it, it’s impossible to even capture an image without light. Light is what we as photographers use to create our images. The quality, direction, angle, colour, and contrast in light is what helps create fantastic images.

There are many opportunities to create amazing images during all kinds of conditions, I encourage you to get out at different times of the day, and under varying weather conditions to witness and capture the light.

Students are encouraged to develop their ability to tell a story or invoke an emotion, as well as how to plan and troubleshoot while creating their images. As such it’s important to not only create the image but to also include a “title”, and write a short paragraph about; how they came up with the idea, any interesting back ground that compelled them to make the image, and describe any techniques on how they overcame any obstacles.

As always with our monthly theme challenges we try to seek out an instructional resource, below is a YouTube video link to give you some hints and ideas.
Nigel Danson, Landscape Photographer instructional aid:
7 Simple ways to “Master Light” in your Photography
Speaker: Nigel Danson
Link: 7 Simple ways to “Master Light” in your Photography (18min 58sec)

An important part of improving your photography is practice, which is one aspect of the monthly theme challenge, in addition you have an opportunity to learn about different genres, techniques and tips.

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