SHOOTING WITH NATURAL LIGHT

Natural Light image by June Rustigan
We talked last week with June Rustigan and learned of her love for quiet cafes, cities on opposite coasts, and working with film. So many of June’s images are composed so the light (or lack thereof) becomes her subject, making her compositions very graphic. This week, we asked her to share with us some tips on shooting with natural light and shadows.

Shooting with natural light by June RustiganNatural Light photography by June Rustigan

Natural Light photography tips by June Rustigan
“I’ve never really thought of shooting with anything other than natural light. To me it’s what comes most instinctively. I’ve always enjoyed playing with light and shadows, and trying to capture reality in a different, maybe slightly dreamy way.

Natural Light photograph by June Rustigan

Natural Light photography by June Rustigan

Natural Light photography tips by June Rustigan
My advice is simply to try using light in a less obvious way, to not just think of light as something aesthetic but as a means of evoking an emotion or enhancing a story. And like all photography, less editing and manipulation goes a long way.”

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