IN FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, LIGHT AND SPACE HAVE A HUGE AND DECISIVE ROLE IN THE SUCCESS OF THE IMAGE. IT DEPENDS A LOT ON HOW PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE GOING TO INTERPRET AND USE THE LIGHT: THERE ARE THOSE WHO PREFER NATURAL BRIGHTNESS, AND THOSE WHO PREFER TO RECREATE ARTIFICIALLY THE DESIRED EFFECT. DISCOVER THE MOST FAMOUS ARTISTS THAT USE DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES.
The artist and photographer Coco Capitan often uses a natural kind of light leaving a lot of space around the subject, giving this way a spontaneous impact to the shot. The light and the cuts with which it goes to delineate the image both as a figure and as a depth of field is in fact the main theme and the fulcrum from which to start in the field of photographic studies.
Empty space in a image is what also helps to calibrate the subject’s importance. Representing a small figure in a empty space gains its own value, regardless of the context in which it is located. In Willy Wanderperre’s shots for example, white blank space and a special light sculpt the portraits, making them simply singular. There are also those who, like Ezra Petronio, use totally another kind of light, using flash.
A perfect example of light study are the great painters as Caravaggio, which techniques was meticulously studied for their mastery of light which they designed and made realistic only thanks to the color use.
That’s how light in photography has immense power and influence on the image’s result.