Photography needs Light, doesn't it?

Is light needed in photography? My immediate answer would be "Yes and No", but I have put a few examples together so you can see yourself ...

Photography needs Light, doesn't it? - Johann Piber

Light & Photography

Whatever time it is for you, I wish you a good morning, because it's 2:30 am here and I can't sleep. So I thought I might as well make a post before I go to work where I can't sleep either 😉

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So, my question of the day is "do I need light in photography?" and I can only say Yes and No, or better said it really depends on the situation.

I personally don't need much light and prefer the early mornings to take photos, and I especially don't need no sunlight when I take moody morning images like the one above, but a little misty sunrise can look amazing when the sunrays illuminate the scene ... and what would a sunrise be without he sun?

Light and Photography - Johann Piber
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Last weekend we have visited our niece in Lower Austria and I have taken some photos during the sunrise. The sky was still much covered by dark clouds from the rainy night, but the east was quite clear above the horizon.

There were some solitary trees which looked completely different before direct sunlight illuminated them, as you can see below. You may decide for yourself, which version you prefer.

Light and Photography - Johann Piber
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Light and Photography - Johann Piber
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The images below show the difference between before and after sunrise even a little better, I believe.

Light and Photography - Johann Piber
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Light and Photography - Johann Piber
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When I take photos of a waterfall I need an overcast or cloudy day because direct sunlight would cause too bright or white areas and thus blown lights which don't look very pleasing, especially not when you take long exposures.
This is also a reason why I take my waterfall photos mostly before sunrise or just until the sun isn't high enough.

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There's only one problem when shooting in low light, and that's the even darker areas like on the left side in the image below. But this is only a minor problem that can easily be fixed in Lightroom, Photoshop or any other photo editing software.
Or sometimes I take two exposures such as one exposed for the brighter part and one for the darker part in the image, and later I blend them together in Photoshop.

Light and Photography - Johann Piber
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God's Gold

God placed a gold mint in the sky -
Large and bright, a heaping store -
So earth can every day have more,
He keeps it high,

He scatters gold abroad at day
In shining beams; then far and near
Dandelions gold appear
Along the way.

This is God's gold dropped from the skies,
He gives it lavishly to earth -
O take it, spend it, learn its worth -
All ye with eyes!

by Annette Wynne

By the way, what is the most beautiful light? My answer to this question is quite easy: a rainbow at sunrise 🌈

Light and Photography - Johann Piber
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So, it is 5:00am now, my wife has got up and at 6 we should be in the office. That means it's the end of this post now, but I think I'll have a look through it before I'm gonna publish it tonight >>> it's 6:50pm and I didn't have any time, so I hope I didn't write anything stupid 😅


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All photos were taken with the Canon EOS R and one of these lenses: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon RF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM, Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 L STM, SIGMA 105mm 1:2,8 DG MACRO HSM.
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Hello dear friend @johannpiber good afternoon
What a beautiful place, and what beautiful shots you have captured. I really like that beautiful waterfall
I appreciate you sharing this beautiful collection of images. Your shooting technique is excellent.
enjoy the weekend

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Hi my friend,

thanks so much kindly that you like my photos and for your nice compliments, I really appreciate your nice words and support a lot 😊

Wishing you also a wonderful weekend, my friend @jlufer 🌞


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Nope you didn’t write anything stupid 😎
In fact a great post you answered the question in a way I understand as o feel the same way about light

As fir the before and after sunrise photos
In the first pair I prefer the before

And the second pair o prefer the after one
That said all a great it comes down to personal preference

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Hi JJ,

thanks so much for your nice compliment, my friend, that means a lot to me 😊
I prefer the opposite ones which you like of these image pairs 😄 !LOLZ

Wishing you and Lulu a wonderful weekend 🌞

PS, because of work I have missed quite a lot here in the past days and next week might be even worse, I'm afraid.


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Never feel the need to apologize I don’t have work as an excuse anymore but I fall behind at times as well

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Thanks, my friend, and you know I wished I also wouldn't have work as an excuse anymore 😅 !LOLZ

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No need to look at it again, as it is perfect and true Austrian mountain goat style 🙂

The rainbow, waterfall, tree and the landscapes are my likes, but the order can also be reversed as they are all great shots methinks.

Very rare that you cannot sleep at work and you must really have a lot of work 🤣

Oh, and a lovely poem to go as well.

A lovely post as usual my friend!

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Hi Zac,
thank you so much for this lovely comment that I really enjoyed to read, my friend 😊


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Hahaha, all well meant with no malice my friend 🤣 !LOLZ

Cheers and thanks.

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Those are some great examples of before and after sunlight. I am still learning about the light and thanks for the lesson you gave in the post.

the picture on the left in the first pair looks like a painting, so dreamy, and I really love it. I prefer that over the right one.

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Thank you so much kindly for your nice comment that I really appreciated to read, It's good to hear that the darker images are also liked because many times I prefer them too 😊


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You couldn’t make the post anymore perfect Hannes. I can’t decide which versions I like best. The waterfall and rainbow are awesome photos.

I hope you get a good nights sleep soon, dear Hannes. A coffee and Hive are best ways to past the time when one can’t shut off the world for the night. 😊

Have a pleasant weekend and get those 40 winks. 🤗

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Hi Jo,

thank you so much that you like the photos and you don't need to decide because I often don't know myself what I like more 😉

I have had a good night last night, but have been up at four again to see a sunrise that didn't really happen 😁

Thanks so much again for everything, dear Jo, I'm wishing you also a lovely weekend 🤗🌞


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very nice post. uou must really be an early bird to be in the office by 6. i am still deep in dreams then.

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Oh yes, I love to get up early and I would begin to work even earlier if it was possible 😄
Thank you so much kindly 😊


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Each capture is special, answering the lighting question. My selection first tree first photograph, second tree second photograph, all to do with lighting and centering onto topic with light condition.

Rainbow at dawn very distinguished excellent capture here with sheets of rain in the distance.

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The rainbow was really a surprise that morning and there was even a little second one
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Thank you so much for your nice compliments, Joan, wishing you also a fabulous weekend 🤗🌞


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Two rainbows what a delightful sight for early morning photography, meadows looks stunning green with pastel skies to offset.

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Yes, it was a lovely surprise to see these rainbows and due to much rain in the past weeks everything's green and growing 😊


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Nice time to spend in lowlands with fields growing everywhere.

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They have fields which are longer than some of our valleys are wide and for a while it's really nice there ... and in the distance I can see the mountains 😅


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Mountains always calling you back, as they should. Hope the new week is not as busy as the last.

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Today and Wednesday will be busy, but tomorrow should be quite easy - I'll see.
Bu tthe best thing of this week is Thursday, because it's a holiday and if nothing happens I will take Friday off 😁


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Now that sounds like an excellent idea in a long weekend, good short break. Will keep an eye open for your post when it appears if you have time tomorrow 😅

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Maybe our daughter will call for help in her new apartment then it's a 3-4 hour drive, but otherwise I want to make short photo trips if the weather is fine.


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Children really know where we are when help is needed, great drive down if you making a small travel of photography documentary, more fun!

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We do nything for our kids, don't we? But I'll see what the weekend will bring.


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ofc it is. and Lucifer - the one among all angels - should be considered to be chosen to curate this field of art.

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I see this as a huge compliment, my friend, and I thank you so much for it 😊
So, now I'm waiting for Lucifer to come by for a little chat about art 😀

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@lucifer, au, camon! join the chat

😂

jokes aside: i am totally with you in this boat, same attitude to the primary role of light

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If he comes I will call you 😉 and thanks a million again 😊


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thanks for that slice of pizza, as I just returned from a very long 4-hour city walk (historical reconstruction of a ship abordage..) anyway, pretty hungry and thirsty. your !BEER, sir

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A cold !BEER would be fine on this warm evening, especially after a long walk - thanks, my friend 😊

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Such beautiful photos and amazing rainbow colors ... 🥰

It's as if she's there and you can run to her .....🤗

I need light for photos, at least a ray of light☀️

I wish you a amazing day🌸☀️🌸

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Hi @Suzana72,

thanks so much kindly for commenting so nicely. The rainbow was a real surprise and I loved to take many photos of it 😁

Oh yes, rays of light are great, I love it when sunrays shine through gaps in the clouds or through the canopy in the woods.

Thanks a million again, wishing you a pleasant Sunday evening and a hopefully nice start into the new week 😊🌞


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My pleasure @johannpiber 🤗

The photos are really wonderful for you, I love the way you capture the moment😊

The rainbow thrilled me ... It is so rare to be clear that it looks nice in the photo ....

Thank you very much for your kind wishes, my day was full and beautiful.🤗

And my week will start better with your wishes ...🌸

And I wish you a nice start to the week with a little work ....and nice evening ☀️✨✨

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That sounds great, @Suzana72, thanks so much again 😊
Hopefully my wishes for a wonderful week will come true for you 🌞


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My pleasure @johannpiber 🤗

I hope 🌸🦋🌸

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All these photos show that you are a great photographer. I really need to improve my photography skills to make my posts more visually appealing. Thank you for sharing these tips.

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Thanks a million for these nice words, my friend 😊

Just go out and take photos, your skills will get better with each image. I have learned and am still learning a lot from several photographers on YouTube.


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