- There are six types of natural lighting in photography, side light, open shade, window light, backlight, dappled light, and garage light.
2. Backlight photos is when the photographer can allow the light to go behind the main subject and shine somewhat into the camera. Dappled light is when there is only little spots of light shown on or near the main subject. Garage light is when you lets say are in a class room and open the door to let some light come into the room to be visible on the main subject while the back is usually darker then the front. Window light is simply opening a window to allow light onto the main subject. Side light is when a photographer only lets light on one side of the subject. Open shadow is when a photographer uses the natural shade from somewhere to take the photo.
3. When taking a photo of someone, you want them to feel comfortable and relaxed, to be able to feel free. In photography we call this re-entering. We want the person to be re-centered so that it seems as if the person didn’t know they were in front of a camera. We don’t want them to fake a smile so we tell them four easy steps: Talk to them, Breathe, loosen up, and close your eyes. 4. When reducing and simplifying a photo you can either crop it to get rid of something or you can take the main subject to a more simple looking area.