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How to Use Light in Your Sports Photography

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This chapter walks you through the many types of light available—ambient light, both daylight and artificial—and how to use them to your advantage.
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Future winner of the Belmont Stakes, Union Rags breezes in the early morning sun in Florida in May 2012.

Using the Right Light

Light is the single most important component in a photograph. The amount and texture of light can drastically change the content of the picture in good ways and bad. A large quantity of light does not mean you have good quality light.

This chapter walks you through the many types of light available—ambient light, both daylight and artificial—and how to use them to your advantage.

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