Find out how to use light consciously in this guide created by brazilian urban photographer Gustavo Minas
To find the source of light in an environment or scenario to be photographed, just look at the direction of the shadows. They are the ones that show the distance and intensity of the light source.
This tip, taken from the book 50 years: Light, Camera, Action, by film photographer Edgar Moura, was a watershed for the career of photographer Gustavo Minas, specialized in street photography.
One of his trademarks is the reflexes of everyday life, which allow the materialization of different points of view in the same image.
Thinking about light consciously is essential for Gustavo's work, as well as where to position yourself in a scene to capture the best angle.
In order for you to learn how to identify different types of light, Gustavo Minas created this guide full of good practical examples of street photography.
With this guide, you will be able to understand the differences between natural and artificial light, as well as concepts such as silhouette, backlight, reflections and front and side light.
By clicking the button below, you will find a file in .pdf format in the Downloads folder of your computer, with the Guide to Light and Shadow in Street Photography, by Gustavo Minas.
This download will only be available until April 15, 2021. If after that date you want to use the material, you can do so by signing up to Gustavo’s course, Introduction to Street Photography.