Do you call yourself a natural light photographer? Is it because you strictly prefer natural light, or are you afraid of strobes? This great video discusses why it's dangerous to rely totally on natural light.
Coming to you from Daniel Norton, this awesome video confronts the idea of calling yourself a natural light photographer and why that might be an excuse for avoiding learning artificial light. To me, the beautiful thing about artificial light is that besides the fact that you don't have to wait for the right light to arrive, you can mold and shape it in numerous ways to match whatever creative vision you have in mind. Without a doubt, it can certainly be daunting to learn artificial lighting, and you certainly do not want to try to learn it while you are working on paying shoots. Nonetheless, the advantages you will gain by knowing how to proficiently operate strobes and use modifiers will be huge. Even if you still prefer natural light, simply having the option to use strobes when the weather is bad or to augment natural light will make your life far, far easier. Check out the video above for Norton's full thoughts.