The Contrast of Light

"Light is the ultimate ingredient and sometimes, it is the only factor that should exist in every photographer’s mind before the creation of an image as Dimitri Vasileiou explains"

It is the way that light comes into contact with the subject which, ultimately, will determine the appearance and the final look of a specific subject. This is a fact, and it is the same for all genres of photography, not only for landscape photography. The same subject can look completely different under various lighting conditions and here is an example: the light in a landscape scene will look cool during the day and much warmer during sunset.

When I captured this image of a chapel on the magical island of Santorini in Greece, my intention was to convert it to a black and white image with lots of contrast. I loved the...

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Dimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.

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