30 Magical Examples of Natural Light Photography

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There are many elements of great photography. One of the most important is lighting. Whether you’re using artificial lighting or natural lighting, you must have a good understanding of each. With natural lighting, a lot of it comes down to timing and angles. But when a photographer has a good understanding of natural light, the results can be amazing. Here are 30 examples of natural light photography. Notice how the lighting becomes much more than just a way to light the subject. In many of these the light takes on volume and becomes the focal point.

Make sure you click on each photo to see a larger version and learn more about each of the talented photographers behind the cameras.

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Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

33 Comments

  1. Agence web
    May 5, 2010

    Great shots

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  2. Gloson
    May 5, 2010

    Awesome shots! I wish we had misty days here in Malaysia. Perfect for natural light photography :-) .

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  3. Kaspar
    May 5, 2010

    Very nice pictures.. :)

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  4. Dany Vilela
    May 5, 2010

    Wonderful set! It reminds me I have a lot to learn about photography!

    Shared on Dyvantity’s facebook page (http://ow.ly/1H9Nz)

    Regards!
    @dyvantity

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  5. Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio
    May 5, 2010

    Some stunning pictures here – thanks for the post. I especially like the ones showing light coming through trees – beautiful.

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  6. Chris Mower
    May 5, 2010

    These are awesome! It’s amazing how neat of a story you can tell just with light.

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  7. Jordan Walker
    May 5, 2010

    incredible images.

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  8. Rachel
    May 5, 2010

    wow!!fabulous collection photos…great work done.. .Tanks for the list…

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  9. c.p.brown
    May 5, 2010

    Volumetrics are cheap thesedays.

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  10. bessa gordon
    May 5, 2010

    Nice. The best trick is to use film and the zone system. You’d be amazed at what you can get that way.

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  11. RafaCD
    May 5, 2010

    I like it so much. Very good photos

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  12. Vijay
    May 5, 2010

    Nice shots mate. They are just Awesome!!!

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  13. Danny Zappa
    May 5, 2010

    Great examples of natural light photography!
    wonderful collection

    twitter.com/dannyzappa

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  14. Lakeside Techies
    May 5, 2010

    Quite good photography. Just too good. Impressive.

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  15. Hillary
    May 5, 2010

    Stunning. Thank you!

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  16. Amanda
    May 6, 2010

    absolutely stellar photography. took my breath away.

    I’m a novice photographer, and it’s funny that I come across this because just a few days ago I made an album dedicated to natural lighting. I just love it.

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  17. Alan
    May 7, 2010

    Some amazing photos there.

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  18. Kawaljeet Virk
    May 7, 2010

    SPEEACH LESS………:)

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  19. jmleclercq
    May 8, 2010

    Great collection !
    Jean-Michel

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  20. Tobbi
    May 8, 2010

    Thanks, really an amazing collection!

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  21. Arshad Cini
    May 10, 2010

    Stunning examples…

    Thanks for the collection

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  22. Jen Pruett
    May 14, 2010

    wow this is some amazing photography, thanks for sharing Jen

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  23. Dana
    May 14, 2010

    Incredible collection of photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. ayahya
    May 18, 2010

    perfectly rembrandt lighting~ cool detail texture and colours~ great collection art photos~

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  25. Tom Jodzio
    May 19, 2010

    Where did you get these?!?!? Are they online for sale somewhere?

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  26. AWR
    July 15, 2010

    Outstanding

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  27. TANVIR
    July 31, 2010

    cant say anymore, only say very nice

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  28. Jon
    August 2, 2010

    Nice!

    right time – right place – - – so important! (and lucky, sometimes too).

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  29. Jeffrey Santos
    August 10, 2010

    Awesome….got a lot of idea, since I’m startin takin pictures….big help!:)

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  30. Varun
    September 8, 2010

    Hey… loved the snaps… but can you tell how much post processing has been done on these snaps?
    Are most of them HDRs?

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  31. Michael Wachel
    February 23, 2011

    Amazing examples of some very beautiful light. I could look at photos like these all day long. Thanks for posting!

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  32. nayeem
    June 14, 2011

    wow this is some amazing photography

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  33. Unaiz
    May 26, 2013

    These are really awesome..! thanks for sharing. :-)

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