Quick Digital Imaging Tip 28/101: See The Light

This is tip #28 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.

Today's tip: See the light!

Photography is all about the light.

We need to see . . .

1) The contrast range in the scene.
2) The direction of light.
3) The quality of light.
4) The color of light.

We need see the light, we can better determine:
1) The best in-camera exposure.
2) If we need to control the light (with a flash, diffuser or reflector).
3) How much digital darkroom work may be needed.

Explore the light,

P.S. For more on lighting, see my app, 24/7 Photo Buffet.