Chiaroscuro – aka the importance of knowing light.

Chiaroscuro - aka the importance of knowing light.

Apparently in the Chinese language, the coinage of the characters Shoot, Shadow, and Master form the word Photographer. Light is what will make or break a photograph.
So what the bloody hell is Chiaroscuro? well photography hasn’t really been around all that long when compared to art as a whole, yet it relies on the very same principles that painters have learnt over the centuries. Chiaroscuro is the way in which strong contrasts between light and dark are used in images to convey the sense of volume or dimensions in a composition.
As photographers we choose how to express our subject, it’s through our understanding of light and ways of working with it that we can begin to give a voice to our vision and art.

Danyl @ Cliche Models

Leica / 50mm

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