Capture: Light is the photographers medium

Sometimes when we are out photographing we can get so wrapped up in the focusing on the subject, that it is all too easy to forget to look for the how the light and shade is interacting with our environment.

Try going out in the first or last hour of light and focus your attention on searching out the broken or dappled light and how the shadows can make dynamic and interesting patterns. Learning to look for the light, as well as the interesting subjects, will add a new dimension to your photographic work.

The photograph used in this post was captured at TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. It was captured with the A99 and SEL2470F28 ZA at f/11.