Building Visually

Seeing the light is not just about the buttons and dials I adjust on my camera. Evaluating the light allows me to build my photographs. Though I'm working within fractions of a second, it's my awareness of how light is interacting between my scene and the subject, which is at the heart of every image that I create.

In order to examine and assess light, you need to understand the five key factors that we respond to visually, whether we have a camera to our eyes or not.

The bright sun on the keys and the player's hand help make this part of the image the visual anchor for the entire photograph.

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