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The Importance of Lighting in Photography

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Whether you’re taking pictures of your meals and uploading them on Facebook, or are studying the essentials of picture-taking for a class project, never underestimate the importance of lighting in photography. It plays an important role in our daily lives, even for those who don’t have much of an interest in it. Not only does photography help people to express themselves better, but it also allows us to see the bigger picture of the world around us. When taking a picture of a tree, for example, it’s seen in all its natural beauty, as opposed to when you see one in your backyard on a daily basis. With that said, however, just because someone knows how to take pictures, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re taking good ones. There are many photography mistakes which are all too common, but using incorrect lighting is especially an issue for beginners.


Lighting is one of the most essential aspects of picture-taking, and it can be the difference between a high quality photo, and one that’s blurry and unrecognizable. However, one thing to keep in mind is that there’s a huge difference between handling the light when in a bright area, and a place that’s dimly lit. For example, let’s say you were outside on a sunny day, and wanted to take a picture of a nearby building. You’d have to adjust the settings of your camera so it’s not affected by the glare of the bright sun. If anything, it may even be better to wait until dusk. That way, you’d get a perfect balance with the beauty of the setting sun, and no glare will affect the quality of your photos. On the other hand, let’s say that you were in a dimly lit building while trying to take pictures. You’d have to adjust the camera settings so your photos can be seen in the dim light. In this case, it’s best to consider what strategies you can use to ensure that your photos can be seen in even the dimmest of areas.

At Advanced Media Integration, we can help meet and even surpass all of your photography needs. For more information, contact us today.

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