the use of natural light

The use of natural light guest post by Rachna So   The same to other professional photographer, I have always wanted to own a studio with enough equipment such as […]

The use of natural light

guest post by Rachna So

 

The same to other professional photographer, I have always wanted to own a studio with enough equipment such as lenses and light so that the client would be happy with their photos. Plus, I could also bring some of the equipment to make good outdoor photos in case the client preferred to take their pre-wedding shoot in a location at night time.
I am Rachna SO, 24, from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and I really wanted to become a professional photographer.

In my cases, the lighting of my photographs is basically based on the natural sunlight, especially from 7-10 am, and 3-5 pm local time (early morning and sunset periods if you would prefer). Some of the final products were adjusted and enhanced in photoshop or/and lightroom just to remove the noise and bright up the level of the color, for I am using the EF 18-135 f3.5 Lenses. However, I really happy with my photographs as an amateur photographer because I received good comments from other social network users such as those from facebook.During the sunset periods (golden hour), I love shooting photos along with the sunlight to get a nice golden look, and shooting photos against the sunlight to bring out the shadow of the object/building with the massive golden yellow color of the sun.

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This beautiful girl is my cousin. I asked her to be my model, and we took some portrait shots nearby my house in Phnom Penh City, Cambodia. Without adding extra control from photoshop or lightroom, I am please and satisfied with this photo and its quality by using only the natural sunlight during the sunset periods. I posted her this photo to my photography page on facebook, and I received several good comments and lots of thumb up (likes).

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This photo was taken at the tourist site located in the central of Phnom Penh City, Cambodia, and it is called the “Hero King Statue Park”. I went out to take some outdoor photo with some friend on that day, and suddenly noticed the amazing cloudy sky with lots of highlight from the sun. Therefore, I took this picture with my camera against the sun and pretty sure that I could bring out more of the those yellow highlight from the picture. The after edit version of photo is provided because I wanted to show how beautiful the sunlight during the golden hour is. Plus, I don’t have to spend a penny on those to get those amazing lights.

However, I knew that I cannot depend only on the natural sunlight to become a professional photographer due to the facts that I may not have enough light from the sun on the day with the overcast weather. Yet, with my limited amount of budget, I will be able to covered those expensive lighting set soon. For now, I will get the full use of the free natural sunlight as much as possible.

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