The difference between a good photo and an outstanding photo can often be found in the light. As you look at these examples of images that make good use of light, think about how each one might have looked if the light had been flat, or hard, or coming from a different direction.
Think about how it might have looked if it was photographed at a different time of day. These images are outstanding because the photographer waited for the perfect light, or he/she made adjustments to the light that transformed the image from ordinary to amazing. "Seeing" light the way these photographers do is a skill, and once you learn how, you'll find that your portfolio will start to fill with images that look just as amazing as these do.
[ Top image "Light on the Moon" Mt. Bromo, Indonesia ~ Travel ~ Volcano ~ Asia ~ Lightroom ~ D700 by Flickr user Dan Ballard Photography]
Rain or Shine Surfers Make Their Rounds, Torrey Pines Cliffs, San Diego, California by Flickr user moonjazz
Bokeh of Lavender ....... by Flickr user Bruce Kerridge
Abandoned by Flickr user mortenprom
CIA Cristina Rocha - Ballet by Flickr user Marcelo Seixas
New York Evening by Flickr user Stuck in Customs
Meditation Chamber by Flickr user Stuck in Customs
Linee di foschia by Flickr user fotomassimo
STANDING IN A BEAM OF LIGHT by Flickr user michaeljohnsimages
Sunshine came softly through my window today ..... by Flickr user Bruce Kerridge
Golden Moonlight Ambience by Flickr user :: Igor Borisenko Photography ::
magic moon by Flickr user ulli_p
Grote Markt - Bruxelas by Flickr user Richard Morais
"Illuminate" by Flickr user Dan Ballard Photography
"Dance of Light and Sand" Colorado~Dunes~National Park~Landscape~Photography by Flickr user Dan Ballard Photography
Mother of Sun by Flickr user Kugarth
C'est un petit pas d'Homme, avec une lumière géante pour l'humanité. parc monceau Paris by Flickr user '^_^ D.F.N. Damail ^_^'
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