What is Light: Light or visible light is electromagnetic radiation within the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is perceived by the human eye.

A photograph is nothing but a black rectangle without light. Light is the most important thing that every photographer needs to understand well. Understanding light is crucial for becoming better photographer and also the least stressed concept by new and aspiring photographer.

Importance of light can’t be stressed enough. Understanding and using light will improve your photography skills by a great degree.

The Importance of Light in Photography

Lighting is a key factor in creating a successful image. Lighting determines not only brightness and darkness, but also tone, mood, and atmosphere. Therefore, it is necessary to control and manipulate light correctly in order to get the best texture, vibrancy of colour, and luminosity on your subjects. By distributing shadow and highlights accurately, you can create stylised professional-looking photographs.

Types of Lighting

Natural Light

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Front Light (or Flat Light)



Soft Light

Hard Light

Rim Light

Loop Lighting

Broad Lighting

Short Lighting

Butterfly Lighting

Split Lighting

Rembrandt Lighting