Last Updated on 08/17/2015 by Chris Gampat
Photographer Lindsay Adler recently took to creativeLive to explain some of the most basic principles of light. She covers intensity, direction and quality–which are the three biggest factors that photographers use when describing light. She covers ratios, flat lighting, directional quality, and soft vs hard light. She also explains why one is not the other.
So how do you apply this knowledge, by internalizing what she says, you can then figure out what type of look you want for a photo. To help you out even more, we’ve provided examples after the jump along with explanations and Adler’s video.