30 Magical Examples of Natural Light Photography

By / May 5, 2010 / Inspiration

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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About the Author

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

  • http://www.mikii.fr Agence web

    Great shots

  • http://www.glosonblog.com Gloson

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

  • http://www.wastedatwork.com Kaspar

    Very nice pictures.. :)

  • http://dyvantity.com Dany Vilela

    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

  • http://www.attitudedesign.co.uk Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio

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

  • http://www.chrismower.com Chris Mower

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

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net Jordan Walker

    incredible images.

  • http://rachel.learnless.info/ Rachel

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

  • c.p.brown

    Volumetrics are cheap thesedays.

  • http://www.bessablog.com bessa gordon

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

  • http://agrandesrasgos.com RafaCD

    I like it so much. Very good photos

  • http://www.twitter.com/vijayon Vijay

    Nice shots mate. They are just Awesome!!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/dannyzappa Danny Zappa

    Great examples of natural light photography!
    wonderful collection

    twitter.com/dannyzappa

  • http://www.lakeside.com.np Lakeside Techies

    Quite good photography. Just too good. Impressive.

  • http://www.twitter.com/snarphblat Hillary

    Stunning. Thank you!

  • Amanda

    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.

  • http://www.alan-horne.com Alan

    Some amazing photos there.

  • Kawaljeet Virk

    SPEEACH LESS………:)

  • http://photos.jmleclercq.com jmleclercq

    Great collection !
    Jean-Michel

  • http://www.tobbis-blog.de Tobbi

    Thanks, really an amazing collection!

  • http://www.designbeep.com Arshad Cini

    Stunning examples…

    Thanks for the collection

  • http://www.photobuzz.org Jen Pruett

    wow this is some amazing photography, thanks for sharing Jen

  • http://www.danakanso.com Dana

    Incredible collection of photos. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.ayahyaweb.com ayahya

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

  • http://www.SiteDesignZ.com Tom Jodzio

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

  • AWR

    Outstanding

  • TANVIR

    cant say anymore, only say very nice

  • Jon

    Nice!

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

  • Jeffrey Santos

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

  • Varun

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

  • http://wachel.net Michael Wachel

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

  • nayeem

    wow this is some amazing photography

  • http://designgrapher.com/ Unaiz

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