When you are new to photography, you might wonder what sort of secrets and lessons photographers have learned from their time in the industry and how that knowledge can benefit you. This awesome video features a professional sharing five secrets about life and work as a photographer.
Coming to you from Miguel Quiles, this great video features him discussing five secrets about life as a photographer. Of them, I think the most salient for me has always been the true importance of lighting. It's easy when you're new to photography to get caught up in trying to edit photos into excellence, relying on the vast capabilities of modern sensors and the power of programs like Photoshop to get the job done. The truth, however, is that while modern sensors and editing applications are indeed massively powerful, nothing replaces good lighting. Beyond that, if you learn to better control your light, you'll be able to shape your images much more easily, and you'll save a ton of work at your computer when it comes time for post-processing. It is why I recommend any photographer take time to learn artificial lighting, if nothing more than for the experience of controlling the light. Check out the video above for the full rundown.