Personality of a photographer?

I have always faced this question " What personality traits do photographers have" Beginners often keep asking this question like what makes the photographer different from other people, what kind of attitude he must carry on.   According to me, every photographer creates a different known space in the world of photography by adding his creatives, different thoughts, a different aspect etc.  "Photographers need to be artistic, meaningful communication through his photographs, original creative ideas and all he expresses his true expression. He is well able to influence others"  A few important things need to be followed by all the photographers. He need not be conventional. Must work in a professional manner and convince others with his creative photographs Must respect his photography kit and always keep maintaining the kit because sometimes your maintained kit also express your passion.  He must pursue a good character and behave nicely, professionally. He mus

WHY NEED A FLASHLIGHT? (Quality/Types of Light)


Nov 18, 2019
Finally, The only things matter that is quality of light, how beautifully you managed to create the light on your subject. That time your light pattern does not matter like you are following these light pattern Split, Rembrandt, flat, loop, directional and butterfly. If you are subject's lighting is enough to convey the feel of the image, message of the image etc. That is the win, win situation for a photographer.
Photographer spends their whole life to understand the light, to create a quality light by using his skills, knowledge of light, reflector, diffuser, gel, end number of light accessories to create a good quality of lights.
There are four types of lights in the photography, Let discuss and try to understand the types of lights.
Four Types of Light
  1. Harsh Light
  2. Soft light
  3. Diffused Light
  4. Specular Light
Harsh LightThe Hard light is when the light source is small relative to the subject. This light is very bright, even your subject may squint the eyes against the sunlight. This light generally found during mid-day. It cast strong shadows with every defined subject. Means sunny day's light creates harsh light onto your subject and casts a strong shadow. Simply when the shadow of the subject is clear cut and sharp, that is harsh light. If you wanted a harsh/hard light then always have a small source of light and take the light source far from the subject. 

Soft LightSoft light is when a light source is large relative to the subject. A gentle transition from light to shadow. It refers to light that wraps around the object, casting shadows with soft edges. Simply when the shadow of the subject is blurry that's a soft light. If you wanted a soft light then always have a large source of light and bring the light source close to the subject. Adding diffusers panels will never give you soft light, Remember.

Diffused light-  When light hits the subject then reflective light or soften light does not bounce back into the camera. This softens or diffused light reduces the glares, harsh shadows, minimizes the blemishes (spot on face) and wrinkles. The subject will not have shadows, there will be complete even lights on the subject. This diffused light brings out the best in your photography. never mix soft light and diffused light, always remember soft light will always give you soft shadows too.

Specular Light -  When you shine a torch against the wall, you will find the centre is brighter than the edges and taper off the darkness, that's the specular light. When the light retains its reflective qualities when this light hits the subject and light bounce back to the camera and creates stronger highlights and contrast.

The best way of understanding the light, start practising and see the differences of the light. You can practice with one or two flashlights and one studio light.

Keep experimenting and Have wonderful and happy photography to you all.
Photographer and Blogger Prasenjeet Gautam ( Image courtesy - Google


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