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Are you at home or on the road and want to make the most of the lighting situation for a photo?
Check: How to use windows and stairs for well-lit motifs.
LIGHT FROM THE SIDE FOR SLIGHTLY HARDER SHADOWS
If you are photographing with window light, then try using the light from the side. This means that the photographer and the subject are parallel to the window. The subject is thus illuminated from the left or right.
Tip from a pro:
You can also shoot unique photos in closed rooms and the light sources available there. Almost every window is a good light source. Avoid direct sunlight and position the subject a little further away from the window!
FRONTAL LIGHTING FOR SOFT SHADOWS
When the light hits the subject head-on, i.e. the light source is behind the photographer, the result is an evenly lit image with shadows falling behind the subject.
Be careful: However, make sure that you do not shade the subject yourself with your body and block the light coming from behind.
Try it out now!