Light and Shadows | Week 37 | Project 52

Shadows, Week 37, Project 52, Lifestyle Portrait Photographer, Ilze Louw, Overberg Photographer, Western Cape, South Africa

Sometimes what we look for is already right in front of us.

Since I started with photography many years ago I learned a lot about light, how it works and how you can make it work for you, how to read it and use it to the best of your ability.

It really is the photographer’s ‘paint’.

I’m constantly observing light, even the days I’m not shooting anything.  I would imagine taking photos of things and thinking about how I would use the light given at that time.  It’s like a switch that’s always on in my head.

I think most photographers think like this…

That means I always see photo opportunities where others may see none.

Because it’s not always the location, the people, or the object, but the light that’s making the photo…

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