Tips for Taking Pictures Indoors Part 3: Using Outside Light
July 12, 2012
Here is part three of our series on taking pictures inside. The last two blogs focused on using the flash indoors and high ISO settings. This time, I would like to focus on using outside light to help you get a good indoor picture.
The picture you see above was taken inside an apartment. However, I made sure to position the objects of the picture within the sunlight that was shining through the window.
By using outside light in this manner, you have the chance to create a photograph with good lighting without having to use the flash or a high ISO setting. However, it does require good timing and positioning. You also need to make sure you don’t have too much light. Otherwise, your picture will be ruined.
Here’s an easy tip: if there are blinds on the windows of the room you are using, adjust them to control how much outside light is shining on the subject of your picture.
There are plenty of resources on photography in the Library system’s collection for you to check out. The Excelsior Springs Branch also has a recurring Photo Fun program, which will meet next on August 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Excelsior Springs Branch