How To Tackle Lighting Issues
I’m sharing my tips and tricks for tackling lighting issues when you’re shooting your own stock photos.
Tackling lighting issues is one of the most common questions I get. So I wanted to share with you a few of my best tips and tricks.
First, know your light source. Make sure you’re positioning properly so you don’t have harsh shadows or weird sunlight streaks. North and South facing windows in your home or studio are ideal because you won’t have direct light shining in.
Second, filter the light. You can grab a sheet or curtain that’s white and a medium-light thickness that allows you to cover your window. This will help filter that light. This is something I use in one of the studios I regularly shoot in.
Third, learn your camera or phone settings. Knowing your equipment and it’s capabilities is key. Maybe take some time to learn how to shoot on aperture priority. If you don’t know what that means, there are lots of video tutorials out there that will help to explain and teach you. The more control you have over the equipment you’re working with, the better your images are going to be.
Finally, make sure to turn off any yellow lighting. If you’re shooting inside you might be getting some yellow lighting that is making your images turn out not quite right.
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