Neil van Niekerk is a New Jersey-based wedding photographer with years and years of experience in portrait photography. He knows all about the importance of lighting, what works and what doesn’t. He boils it down to this: good lighting is all about the quality and direction of light.
In this hour-plus long video, he goes into in-depth detail and has tons of information about working with light and, specifically, about how to use the quality and direction of light to your advantage.
It’s a long tutorial, but so worth watching!
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f you are just getting started in photography, exposure is one of the first things you need learn.
But even beyond that, getting a good handle on exposure and how the different components of exposure work together is essential if you want to take control of your photography and the images that you are creating.