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Qualities of Light

Lesson 18 from: The Art of Photographing Birds

Frans Lanting

Qualities of Light

Lesson 18 from: The Art of Photographing Birds

Frans Lanting

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18. Qualities of Light

In this quick primer, Frans explains how different types of light influences bird photography. Learn to work with backlight, front light, sidelight, flat light, and spotlight and the different looks the types of light create.

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Qualities of Light

just a quick reminder, a primary, all light and this subject recovery more detail in in one of the other courses that I did previously for Creative life. Qualities of light. Let's run it Light is, of course, an essential ingredient in any kind of photograph. There's backlight. What is backlight do? It renders everything as a silhouette. I like to apply that early in the morning and late in the evening. Then there's front light, and that is especially nice. After the sun has risen above the horizon and just before it sets. It creates a warm glow, and it emphasises color. They're sidelight when the sun strikes the subject from the site. It emphasizes texture, and as it applies to birds, it can enhance the blue image, the surface quality. And then there's flat light. When it's overcast, then you don't have to worry too much about contrast in your subject and menu photographing white birds that could be a blessing. Then there's one mawr, very special kind of light spotlight when you have s...

tormy weather and the sun breaks through the clouds and one portion of your scene is illuminated by the sun, and the rest is in shade. It can create fantastic opportunities. All right, this is just a quick reminder. But you take a look at the other courses because we're dealing with that in more detail, and I show examples of how I apply it in the field as well, but I'm afraid we're gonna have to move on.

Ratings and Reviews

Carl Bergstrom
 

I was privileged to be in the studio audience for Frans Lanting's Art of Photographing Birds course, and it was amazing. The morning was a perfectly pitched lesson on the technical aspects of bird photography, intermixed with Frans's own photographs and excellent videos of him working in the field. The afternoon focused more on bird behavior, composition, and artistry, and was even more delightful. If you know Lanting's photography you already know about his ability to find unusual perspectives on the world. What really shone through in the class was his love for wildlife and especially for birds. His knowledge of natural history is as amazing as his photography, and I loved the message that to take great photographs of birds, one needs to understand them and their behaviors. I've admired Lanting as a photographer for decades. Today I learned that he is an equally talented teacher. I'll be purchasing all of his CreativeLive courses. Thank you, Carl Bergstrom

Marie Gessle
 

Amazing class! Mr Lanting is charming and full of knowledge about birds and of course photography. In every moment of this course you can see his great passion and love for these flying creatures. The course is full of tips for photographers who want to start capturing moments of birds life. Awesome!!!

André Audet
 

Great class, very inspiring. Packed with great tips and beautiful imagery. Frans is a great instructor. I enjoyed watching this class a lot, and will watch it again!

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