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Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 8:47 PM

I've seen a lot of "nice light" comments, but frankly struggle to see anything at all that's nice about the light in these pictures.

So what's your understanding about nice light?

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13 Jun 2008 - 8:47 PM

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redjoker
redjoker  6981 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 8:48 PM

what images are we talikn about?

conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 8:50 PM

Oh, I imagine that would depend on the kind of shot, I suppose - maybe warm light, or light on just the right spots, or any kind of light that appeals to the viewer. Don't think there would be just one definition for 'nice light'.

Last Modified By conrad at 13 Jun 2008 - 8:50 PM
csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 8:54 PM

Ah that'll be from the same person that puts good DOF on an out of focus shot Wink

aftertherain
13 Jun 2008 - 8:58 PM

I'll 'nice light' if you'll 'nice light' me maybe Smile

andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 - 9:00 PM


Quote: Ah that'll be from the same person that puts good DOF on an out of focus shot

And more to the point who really cares ?

WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:03 PM

Live and let live Smile

Mjhearne
Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:03 PM

I try 'nice lighting' to create mood. I dont think there is such thing as perfect lighting. It depends on what you are trying to execute. I rarely use a light metre as I dont always want a perfect exposure.

redjoker
redjoker  6981 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:03 PM

i certainly dont...back to the football....

redjoker
redjoker  6981 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:04 PM


Quote: Live and let live

so diplomatic Grin

csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:08 PM


Quote: Quote:Ah that'll be from the same person that puts good DOF on an out of focus shot And more to the point who really cares ?

If it's out of focus?

And more to the point of what?

There was no point, it was supposed to be humour!

glyndwr
glyndwr  666 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:10 PM

I don't understand why people are so concerned about the comments others make, a few weeks ago someone took issue about mentioning 'looks good large'.
So what I say, why can't we just all enjoy the site.

csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:11 PM


Quote: I don't understand why people are so concerned about the comments others make, a few weeks ago someone took issue about mentioning 'looks good large'.
So what I say, why can't we just all enjoy the site.

I think you'll find Westers is well known for starting controversial threads in the hope that people bite.

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:19 PM

For those that don't understand, or are struggling to see the point, or who don't see the point of the question, one of the most important elements of photography is light, yes? Composition, timing, etc, are also important, but without good lighting (natural or man made) then the picture is bland, crap, worthless.

So light is important and understanding what "nice light" is, is important - not just for getting clicks, etc, but for taking good photographs.

That's why I'm so concerned about others comments - I feel that people don't really appreciate what good light is. The setting/rising Sun doesn't always make good light. Yes it makes nice soft, warm light, but not always clear, vivid light.

So I ask again, what's your view when you say "nice light" ?

Mjhearne
Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2008 - 9:25 PM

People will have different opinions. Its very hard to give a direct answer. What you see as good light others may not agree. I.e This site is used by begginers, amateurs, Professionals, so everyone will have a different opinion. Someone new to photography may class X as a shot with good/nice lighting, but to a professional it may appear pretty bog standard.

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