08 February 2015

Natural Light

We're starting another year in our camera club tomorrow. Our first topic for the year is Natural Light in photography and how to use it for our photographs. Here are some of the pictures we're using in our talk tomorrow:

Backlight produces halo effect
Mountain mist can portray drama, mystique
Harsh light will show details of subject
Take advantage of backlight to create silhouettes
Light to dark creates sculpture effect
Monochrome in harsh light can produce dramatic effect
Tell a story using directional natural light

Misty mornings can produce great pictures
Natural light on shiny surface creates reflections

Shadows can be used to tell a story
Pictures taken by Diane and Bill Bohlen with Canon IOS 1000D, Sony HX60V and Lumix TZ60 cameras. Diane did the research for tomorrow's talk. You'll find the lesson notes on our camera club blog:

My new Lumix TZ60 - An amazing camera - I love it


  1. Ahhh---wish we could be there for your talk... Your photos which you have chosen are TERRIFIC.... We could learn from the two of you...

    Love your header from Mingus Mill....

    1. I couldn't remember the name of that mill. Thank you for reminding me, Betsy.

  2. Wonderful examples of how to use light. Thanks, Bill.

  3. It sounds as if you are having a fascinating camera club meeting. I wish we could have been there to learn some things. I like the different examples of the use of light that you've shared.

  4. Hope it goes well. I'm always nervous.

  5. Diane
    I spotted your blog on this yesterday - from the authoritive look of you
    giving the lesson. I'd say you passed with the usual FLYING
    COLOURS. The "pupils" seemed engrossed.

    Excellent photography above, Bill.
    Now you will have to sneak down to "Madsville" ACT, and take a few
    fugitive like pictures of certain little groupings, ha ha!


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