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Dark Photography - Starry Night and Aurora Photography - Making Your Light Bigger

Making Your Light Bigger

The opposite can occur too! If you want to make your light source larger, but don’t want to diffuse it with a soft box or scrim, you could bounce it off a wall, a reflector or fire it into an umbrella. Dark Photography Making Your Light Bigger #darkphotographyorg Join the Dark Photography community and get exclusive …

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Dark Photography - Starry Night and Aurora Photography - Landscape

Hard Light

Hard light is generally un-diffused and it creates hard edged, dark shadows. What we are looking at here with hard light is the light quality and finding a suitable balance that provides the light quality we are after. Dark Photography Hard Light #darkphotographyorg Join the Dark Photography community and get exclusive access to member only bonus …

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Dark Photography - Starry Night and Aurora Photography - Photo Exercises

Photo Exercise

Here’s what you do; go into a field in the early morning, just after the sun clears the horizon. With the sun directly in front of you, get down low to the ground and scout around until you find a nicely shaped spider web. Dark Photography Photo Exercises #darkphotographyorg Join the Dark Photography community and get …

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Dark Photography - Starry Night and Aurora Photography - Light Angles Matter

Light Angles Matter

Light angles can make a big difference to your photography. Using a side glancing light to accent an item with shadows can soften and balance out your image. Hard light is great for that. Dark Photography Light Angles Matter #darkphotographyorg Join the Dark Photography community and get exclusive access to member only bonus content, tips, exclusive …

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Dark Photography - Starry Night and Aurora Photography - Light Qualities

Light Qualities

Previously we learned a bit about photography lighting qualities that have to be considered when you are planning your creative vision. Some of the questions to consider include; it hard light? Is it soft light? Does the light give off a white or yellow tone? Dark Photography Light Qualities #darkphotographyorg Join the Dark Photography community …

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Dark Photography - Starry Night and Aurora Photography - Cookies and Gobos

Cookies And Gobos

Cookies and Gobos play a critical part in your photography journey. Both are very useful for adding a little life to a backdrop, or creating a scene. Gobos, which stands for GOes Before OpticS, are physically located between the light source and the lights optics. Dark Photography Cookies and Gobos #darkphotographyorg Join the Dark Photography community and get …

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