How to Look for & Film Different Types of Light
This goes back to my whole experience with depression, P&D after my daughter was born, being really sick during pregnancy. And after a while I noticed I was shooting my photos really dark, like I really leaned towards the moody, dark edits. And light, I loved exploring this relationship between light and shadow in my photos, and I was sitting down and trying to really understand why that is, like why am I so drawn to doing that? And I worked out that the reason is because for me light represents hope. So I'm so drawn to that in my work, my images, because that's what made me feel hopeful. That's how photography was my therapy. That's what pulled me through, and I do this for families, too, because I feel like incorporating light into their films, it's just adding in that hope for them as well. And it's just part of who I am. So any time that I can bring in light and photograph light, and film light, I especially love filming light because it just, like I said, breathes life into it...
, I will. That's why it plays a really heavy part in my work. So examples of the way that I'll film light. I'm looking for dappled light. I love when there's sunlight coming through trees, and the trees are moving, windy. Windy days, they're good. So the trees, the leaves are moving and you've got this dappled light that's got movement in it. I love, love, love that. That's just on the deck. The sun flare through a window, I love to incorporate if I can. Backlight. Anything where I can get light through something, through, like this is just moving grass. Is that grass, weeds, something? Reflected light. There's a million different possibilities of light. These are just some examples of what I do. And light is what inspires me to shoot. Window light. Just that really soft, beautiful, this is what they see when they wake up in the morning light. So I think that if you are inspired by light as well, learning to observe it, recognize it, and shoot it is going to add a lot to your films. Incorporating it into your films, it's gonna add a lot to it.