What is the single most important thing you need to take a photograph?
I guess “camera” was the first thing that came to your mind.
And yet there are artists out there who create images with photosensitive materials without a camera. So what do they still need?
That’s right. They need light.
There is no photography without light. And I’ve dedicated this next post to everything you need to know about light before you start taking well-exposed photos.
Drawing with Light
The word “photography” is made up of two words with a Greek origin. “Phōtos” means “light” and “graphé” means “drawing”. So to photograph is to “draw” images using light.
Sounds like magic, doesn’t it? But it’s actually physics combined with either chemistry or electronics.
Let’s find out how that magic happens. [Read more…]