Started in 2015, and now continuing on in 2016, Finding the Light is a monthly photo project focused on finding and using natural light. Each month there will be a light-themed prompt for you to follow. I will blog about each theme, sharing tips and sample images, at the beginning of each month. My hope is for this project to challenge and guide you to become better at seeing and using all types of light, and how these types of light affect our images, which will help you improve as a photographer and artist. With a new year upon us, you will find a twist in some of our themes; rather than simply a type of light, you might find a light-influenced mood, as the theme. In order to take part in this project, you’ll need to join my facebook group – Finding the Light with Erin Hensley. Please feel free to join in at anytime!
There isn’t just one type of good light. All types of light have their purpose in accentuating our subjects and stories. You don’t have to wait for a special time of the day, or year, or for a better house with better light. The “good light” is all around you, all the time, in all different forms. You just have to use it in a way that *makes* it good. It’s all in the mind and abilities of the photographer, whether the light is good or not. Think of light like clay; you mold it and form it with your settings and creativity, to make it do what you want it to do.
Light is what you make it.