Quality of light

By Ivan Martinez

Understanding light will help a photographer create the right image. Understanding light in photography is about knowing how light affects the subject you are photographing. In this video, I explain quality of light. Quality of light is soft or hard light. Hard light creates clearly defined shadows, and soft light is the opposite. Depending on the subject and the mood you want the image to have, soft light may work better than hard. Or in some cases hard light may be better. It is up the maker of the image to determine what light will work best. Knowing which quality of light to use, will help you be a better photographer.

Ivan Martinez is a Photo Guide with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes.