Tip of the Week: Streams of Light


Photograph/Bhumesh Bharti

Visit the same place at different times of the day. You will be able to familiarise yourself with the manner in which the light interacts with natural forms. For instance, harshly backlit leaves will appear translucent. Eventually, you will learn how to creatively use the direction, quality, strength and colour of light—sidelighting is wonderful for bringing out textures and a sense of depth. Also, backlit trees, flowers and foliage make for dramatic pictures and silhouettes.