As photographers, we should all know that without light, there is no photography. Photography is nothing but capturing light that is reflected off objects and the colours that we capture depend on the colour of light that is reflected by those objects.
There are no real light hacks.
In order to create beautiful photographs, you NEED to understand light.
This ranges from ‘how it works' and ‘how it can be altered' using various means to get the perfect image. It all comes down to careful observation and planning before you press the shutter button.
Image by RondellMelling shows beautiful, diffused light from a large light source.
If you Understand Light, you'll Possess the Ability to Shoot Amazing Photographs
There are some important characteristics of light that are basic factors determining how an image will look.
The Harshness or Softness of Light (Quality)
A very small light source can produce harsh light whereas a large source of light can produce soft light. How far the subject is from the light source is also a factor to consider. Diffusing light helps to soften harsh light.