Favourite Articles on Natural Lighting


I collect photography articles. Most of what I read on the internet ends up saved in my Evernote notebook. This is useful when I want to look back and refresh my memory with some of the things I've learned.

Mum and I were talking (as we always seem to be doing) and we came up with an idea for a new blog series. In each post, I'll share my favourite articles on certain (photography) topics such as full frame cameras, composition, flat lays etc. Today I'm starting this series off with some articles about natural light.

Not owning an external flash means that I completely rely on natural light in my photography. This can be more than a little frustrating at times. Natural light is unpredictable and always changing. You never know quite what to expect before you take the photo.

I hope these articles help you as much as they've helped me!

6 Simple Ways to Light Your Subject Around the House at Night
by Bethney Backhaus

This article shares six things you can use to light your subjects. They're items that aren't usually used in photography and will add a story to your photos.

13 Tips for Doing Action Photography in Bad Light
by Jim Hamel

This article tells you everything you'll need to take amazing action photos in low light. It covers everything from composing your shot, planning your settings and editing the finished product.

5 Ways to Make the Most of the Natural Light in Your House
by Dana Lauder

This article has some great advice on how to get stunning photos when you can't leave the house. It also has some tips on how to stop all your photos from looking identical.

Are You Practicing These 5 Natural Lighting Tips?

by Mitchell Kanashkevich

This article tells you what you can do to understand light better. They're (mostly) easy practices that don't take much effort to perform.

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Golden Hour
by Megan Squires

This article tells you SIX things that you most likely don't know about the golden hour. They're things that you wouldn't normally think about, but could really help your photos.

Those were my favourite articles on lighting. Would you be interested in me writing more of these posts? What subject would you like me to share links on next? Also, what are your favourite photography websites? I'm always looking for new ones so that I can add more articles to my ever-growing notebook.

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  1. Thank you for this post Sophie - I am going to have a read of all of these articles, and such a great blog series idea, well done you and your mum!
    Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

    1. I'm glad that you found this post useful. I am really excited about this series. It's nice to be able to share all the links that I've collected.