Get Inspired – 15 Photos That Make Excellent Use of Indoor Window Light
Being indoors might limit the photographic possibilities available to you…
But if you’re imaginative and extend your creative boundaries, the opportunities can be endless. You just have to be resourceful.
Window light is one of the resources you can use when shooting indoors. It is a source of directional light that adds a variety of effects to photos, particularly when shooting portraits, food, abstracts and still life. Direct sunlight coming through a window may sometimes cast interesting shadows which you can use for compositional effect.
This post is a collection of photographs that successfully utilize window light (both diffused and direct) to create great effects with different types of subjects. We hope that they inspire you to capture similar photos of your own. Give it a go!
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