a study with light

Natural light is pretty much always my choice in Still Life Photography, but sometimes it’s fun to play around with other types of light just to see what you come up with. The difference can be drastic or can be so subtle. Today the difference was pretty subtle. 


Natural Light

I have this great south facing window and it is where I do most of my still life shots. In the morning, the sun gives a nice soft light coming from the left of this shot as you can see.


Twinkle Lights


In this photo, all I did was add the twinkle lights. Somehow just adding those, there was more shadowing at the front of the image and a nice orange glow at the back near the little lights.


It’s not that easy to notice, but in this last shot, I used my flash. The whole image has a bit of a yellow tone to it. Other than that, it isn’t that much different than the first.

My friend Debra and I did this little exercise together. We’d both love it if you went over and checked her work out by clicking here.

As always, I appreciate you stopping by. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Carolyn 2



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