Poll: Natural light vs. Studio light
Written by: Tiffany Joyce
Tomorrow I’ll be posting a comparison to look at the pros and cons between shooting portraits (or other subjects) in natural light and shooting them in a studio with a full lighting set-up. Both are equally valid methods to approach photography and both have their good points and bad points.
Naturally there are some situations where your interest will dictate how you approach lighting; if you’re a landscape or wildlife photographer, obviously you’re not going to be shooting in a studio. However, a style of photography like portraiture or even food photography can be done either way.
Which is better? Well that’s up to you. In the meantime though, I’d love to know which you prefer when you have the choice.
Of course you should feel free to elaborate in the comments!
I’ll tell you my response: I love natural light. It’s a bit of a challenge since I live in an area that doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot of light during the daylight hours in the winter – the sun sets at about 4:30 sometimes! On top of that, it’s not all that appealing for me to be outdoors when the light is there because I’m not a fan of the cold. However, I’m still a big natural light fant.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the good and the bad about natural light vs. studio light!
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