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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 138: “natural light”

For Lens-Artists Photo challenge is Amy our host this week and she challenges us with “natural light”.

What is “natural light”. You could say, natural light is when there is no artificial light in a scene. In general, this term is used in people photography and not in landscape, nature, wildlife, or macro photography. It means you’re working only with the available light and no flash. Sometimes, you have the problem, that certain parts are not illuminated and therefore you need to add light. But, following the idea of natural light, only working with a reflector in maximum for directing the light to your subject.

Many photographers call this kind of photography the royal league of photography. I, personally, love it more than using flashes. Taking photographs outdoors is more challenging than in a studio because you have to cope with the current light situations. This makes it more interesting than the studio with its predictable light conditions.

All these images are taken without artificial light (aka flash). Instead, I only worked with the natural light (aka available light). In some of the images, I used a reflector for directing the natural light to where I needed it or brighten the dark side of the model/scene.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 137: “Soft”

For Lens-Artists Photo challenge is Ann-Christine our host this week and she challenges us with “soft”.

There are many soft things around us and I collected a few of them here in this post.

 

The fur of certain mammals is very soft:

 

 

The feathers of birds are also very soft. Have you ever carried an owl on your hand or arm? So big, but so lightweight and their coat is soooo soft.

Some plants produce soft fibers

or in greater areas, they are considered being a soft carpet

 

Fog is able to cover you in softness

as well as smoke can do

 

 

or the soft morning light, which embraces you with warmth

Were you ever able to feel the softness of a cloud? You can do so while flying with a hot-air balloon.

Walking on the beach you can feel the soft warm sand below your feed. The softness hinders you to walk in the same speed as you would walk along a road.

The softness of warm air can embrace you gently as well as warm water can do

  

as well as freshly washed and dried clothes.

or a baby’s skin

or simply love when touching your beloved softly.

 

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