This Simple Camera Setting Will Help You Learn to See Light

At its most fundamental level, photography is about being able to read light and create images with interesting, dynamic, or flattering light. If that is something you are still learning, this great video tutorial will show you a simple setting hiding in just about every camera that will make the process a lot easier. 

Coming to you from Henry Turner, this excellent video tutorial will show you the power of using your camera's monochrome picture profile mode for learning to read light. The advantage of doing this is that by removing all color from an image, you are left purely with brightness, making it easier to see how light is falling across the scene. And as long as you are shooting in raw, your actual image will not be in black and white, so you will have the full range of options to work with in post. Even better is that if you shoot with a mirrorless camera, the viewfinder will also display the scene in black and white. It's a method that works for just about any genre. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Turner, and be sure to give it a try. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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WOW, someone tries to mimic and copy Nigel Danson art!