An understanding of light is essential when you truly want to grow as a photographer, irrespective of what you enjoy shooting – whether it is landscapes, portraits, macro, street photography, or any other genre, for that matter.
Lighting can affect the mood of a photograph in many different ways, and you need to gain an understanding of light to be in complete control of how you want to accomplish an image. Take portrait photography, for example. You can take great shots with directional light coming through your window or you can experiment with three-point lighting to create a completely different look, if you have the necessary lighting equipment.
Ritesh has been photographing for about seven years now and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. You can see his photography on Flickr or on his website.