The Role of Nature in The Process of Creation: Daylight and Photography

   The process of creating a photography without a light source is not possible. As its basic element, light, not only influences on the creation of a photographic work, but it builds its story according to its peculiarities and gives it visual stamp.

   One of the light sources that provides many options for designing a photographic frame is daylight - whether it is the image of nature itself or photography in nature, it with its variations takes a big role in their construction, making them very special. Depending on the season, time of day, as well as weather conditions, the sun and its position in the sky will affect the light record of the photograph, thus creating light with which it paints views and shapes, forms shadows and contrasts, creates a certain impression and atmosphere.

 

Copyright by Sanja Veljkovic

 

Copyright by Sanja Veljkovic

 

Copyright by Sanja Veljkovic

 

   Daylight provides to portrait photography many different light arrangements for outdoor photography, both in nature and in the exterior of a city corner, and with its important role in the process of creating a portrait, it makes him the main assistant photographer. Warm sunlight in the form of direct sunlight will illuminate the features of the portrayed person, thus attracting certain character traits that are thus more explicitly emphasized, while the atmosphere and story of the same shot would completely change by creating diffused light when clouds appear and covering the sun. The character of the portrayed person thus gets a multitude of different images that form a more complex reflection of his personality - they complete his mirror of self.

   The same composition can get several different images - a sunny summer morning will create a hazy atmosphere of a newborn's day, the midday sun will provide the most direct, strongest and sharpest light, the afternoon sun will form deeper shadows with contrasts, while the evening will create diffused and soft light. And when the sun goes down and darkness sets in, from the light sources for the evening light remain only the achievements of humanity, which give a completely different dimension to visual representations, and thus the very approach to their creation. Each of these light arrangements emphasizes special shapes and details in their own way, leads the observer to certain emotions and thus contributes to the creation of the overall visual identity of the photographic motif.

 

Copyright by Sanja Veljkovic

 

Copyright by Sanja Veljkovic

 

Copyright by Sanja Veljkovic

 

Copyright by Sanja Veljkovic

 

   Lighting given by nature - daylight - certainly creates many different visual representations, its specific story, directs its flow, builds the atmosphere, plays with colors, contrasts and shadows, shapes characters and objects, it builds photography and gives it life, develops creativity and unleashes the imagination. As a professional photographer I like to use it! ☺️

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