We could talk about many technical things like how to get the right exposure using which metering mode or how interacts the shutter speed with the aperture and ISO etc. Even if you know perfectly all of these things, you cannot do anything good without understanding the light. Sometimes it’s just good to go back to basics: Light.
It goes without saying that it can be expressed in every photography field: Landscape, Wedding, Portrait, Macro, Architecture etc.
Photographing literally means “engraving with light”. This is the element that can completely transform a photograph. This is what every photographer tries to control, to work with as a raw material, its intangibility and subtlety gives magic or tells a story. Without light: shadow, darkness. No light, no contrast, no color.
You’ve dreamed about it? Here it is! As I promised you while sharing Cyril Verron’s interview, you can find here the tutorial of one of Cyril’s most outstanding pictures. I want to thank Cyril for revealing some of his secrets and of course for the time he took to share his knowledge with us. So without any further due, let’s start now!
First, let’s see its EXIF data obtained with his Canon 5D II and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens and then I let Cyril explain everything (Editor’s note: Translated from French, descendez tout en bas pour voir la version Francaise):