For the majority of photographers, we first learned to shoot our cameras using natural light from the sun as our main light source. There is a very good reason for that. It’s already there and it’s free. Some of us would eventually venture off to using off camera lighting, while others would continue to use natural and available light.
Of course, because natural light is so readily available, it is also easy to discount it. To make things easy, a lot of us tend to just stick with the whole “shoot during the golden hour” rule.
A lot of us, myself included, would probably think that a book about natural lighting would not really teach us anything that we don’t already know. But this book’s practical approach of understanding and harnessing natural light as a creative tool makes it a great read for new and seasoned photographers. I even found myself looking at natural light just a bit differently after this great read. [read]