Every post in the Monday Mission series will give you something to keep in the back of your head for the remaining of the week. It will never require you to buy anything new. It will though make you a better photographer. It's a busy world. Sometimes so busy doing all of our chores that we will let the days pass and miss out on most of the things happening around us. This weeks mission will help you see the most important thing to see when becoming a photographer, the light. To make a great picture, you need great light. And even though a lot of aspiring photographers looks for the motive first and then trying to find a good light, I prefer to do it the other way around.
During a couple of evenings in Havana, I returned to a red-light close to the ocean-walk, Malecón. When the sun was on its way down, the evening light turned soft and yellow-ish. When the cars stopped at the light, I had a good twenty seconds to shoot. When you find the right light, almost everything that walks into it will look amazing.
If it comes natural for you to bring your DSLR during the day, please do. If not, the camera in your phone will be sufficient! During the day, whenever you need a break, spend a couple of minutes to look at our surroundings. Where is the light coming from? How does the shadow falls? How does the beams play in the faces around you? Is there dust flying around in the light? Shoot it.