35 Photographs of Light Bulbs That Will Illuminate And Inspire

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Light bulbs are perhaps the most basic yet poetic artificial light source in the world. Beyond their importance, they are quite photogenic as simple objects, and today we want to give these little warm fellows a special place in our photography world.

Today we bring you a curated collection of 35 beautiful looking light bulbs that we hope will illuminate and inspire your photography.

Photo by Raul Varzar

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev

Photo by Sean Patrick Murphy

Photo by Terry Vlisidis

Let's face it, elevating the every day from boring to art is about amazing composition.  Getting composition right has always been the greatest challenge for the photographer. If you’d like to get better at photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, you should take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide to advanced composition.

Photo by Skye Studios

Photo by Riccardo Annandale

Photo by Fachy Marín

Photo by Nick de Partee

Photo by DXL

Photo by Anh Duy

Photo by Brennan Burling

Photo by Cinn

Photo by Luis Tosta

Photo by Hans Vivek

Photo by Matthew Brodeur

Photo by Matteo Kutufa

Photo by Adam Wilson

Photo by Johny Caspari

Photo by Natasha Kasim

Photo by Delfi de la Rua

Photo by Samuel-Elias

Learning And Applying Advanced Composition Will Elevate Your Photographs

Advanced Composition – will ensure you create images that pop. You'll get more out of your photography and start taking images that will truly capture your creative vision. If you’d like to improve your composition skills and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition

In Kent Dufault's Advanced Composition, you'll discover advanced composition concepts such as:

  • Compression
  • Color Placement
  • Contrast Overlap
  • Rhythm
  • Color Wash
  • Texture
  • Stacking

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Photo by Mason Nelson

Photo by Diz Play

Photo by Jessica D. Vega

Photo by Ethan Hoover

Photo by Patrick Tomasso

Photo by Blake Wheeler

Photo by Jason Leem

Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger

Photo by Tomas Jasovsky

Photo by Thomas Martinsen

Photo by Bob Abednego

Photo by Patrick Tomasso

Further Learning:

We hope that this gallery of light bulbs has inspired you to find beauty in simple things that you may take for granted every day.

If you are looking to improve your photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition. With this guide, you will learn all about:

  • color
  • light
  • shadow
  • lines
  • curves
  • repetition
  • juxtaposition
  • anticipation
  • pre-visualization
  • timing

Click here now to check it out.


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About the author

Federico Alegria

Federico is one of our staff writers and has 10 years of experience in making documentary photography, he is currently working in long-term photo essays and you can see more of his work here. He is also a professor at a design-focused University, and is currently pursuing his PhD (and of course, his thesis is around Photography). His work has been featured in museums, newspapers and magazines. He is currently based in El Salvador.

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