Soft Light

Photography is all about light. As such, it should come as no surprise that lighting is one of the most important aspects in creating a great photograph. The quality of lighting can make the difference between a mediocre shot and a fantastic one. This week, we will focus on one particular type of light: Soft Light.

Soft Light is a diffused, even light that comes from a large area. Examples of soft light include a cloudy day, light diffused through a large curtain or sheet, outdoor shade, etc. Because these light sources are relatively large, they tend the light the subject very evenly, providing very smooth, gradual transitions from lighter to darker areas. This soft, smooth light can make for very pleasing photographs.

Eric Minbiole


WEEK 24: Soft Light – 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge

Abbaye de Beauport – Brittany

This maritime Abbey was founded by the Prémonté order in 1202 in Paimpol’s cove. Built on high ground, it dominates the landscape, with breathtaking views of the sea and the Isle of Saint Riom! Six centuries of monastic history echo through the building, which later became a private residence. The association ‘Conservatoire du littoral’ acquired the site in 1992 and welcomes the visitors.

A Photo a Week Challenge: opening.

Black locust

The black locust is a tough tree that tolerates drought, salt, pollution and poor soil. It grows best in full sun with moderate moisture. Black locust trees grow 70 feet tall, although most trees range between 30 and 50 feet tall. Lire la suite de « Black locust »