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How Mastering Light is the Key to Powerful Portrait Photography

Photography is nothing without light, yet pushing ourselves to use it to our advantage is one of the most daunting tasks for beginners and professionals alike. Too often we play it safe by shooting portraits in the shade or on overcast days to avoid the dreaded shadows of high noon, and we shun at the mention of speedlights and flash. However, are we doing ourselves justice as artists when were not embracing new challenges at every opportunity and capping our creativity with only what were comfortable with? “Light is everything.  I can’t put …