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After the Camera, Your most Powerful Photographic Tool is Light

Are you making the most of it to create beautiful images?

In Natural Light, pro travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich reveals his secrets for using natural light to enhance the mood, atmosphere, and quality of images.

Over 96 lavishly illustrated pages, you’ll learn how to create stunning images wherever you are, and whatever your subject—without spending a dime on fancy equipment.

Beautiful photography… just like nature intended it.

Is our Natural Light eBook for You?

Yes, if you:

  • want to communicate mood and emotion more powerfully through every shot
  • want to harness the potential of light in your photography practice
  • want to unleash new creative possibilities with your existing equipment
  • want to make the most of every photographic opportunity, no matter what the setting or time of day

What You’ll Discover

  • Understand the essential qualities of natural light
  • Master the technical components you’ll need to work with natural light, including exposure, metering, and the histogram
  • Learn expert methods to control natural light to suit your creative needs
  • Grasp the potential of harsh light, diffused light, fog, twilight, and other settings
  • Learn to sculpt light, create light interplay, reveal silhouettes, and more
  • Practice professional post-processing techniques to enhance natural light
  • Harness the countless creative possibilities that natural light affords

This Practical eBook also Includes:

  • a quick guide to natural light
  • nine case studies that show, step by step, how to optimize light to create stunning images
  • tips and tricks for working with natural light in any location, at any time of day.

What’s in this eBook?

Table of contents

  • Credits and Copyright 2
  • A note from Darren Rowse 4
  • About the Author 4
  • Introduction 5
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  • Getting started 7
  • Communicating visually 8
  • The role of natural light 9
  • The power of natural light 10
  • Light as a creative tool 11
  • Adapting to the light 12
  • The philosophy behind working with natural light 13
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  • Technicalities 14
  • Metering 15
  • Types of metering modes 16
  • Metering and exposing 17
  • The histogram 18
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  • The changing characteristics of natural light 19
  • Light quality 20
  • Direction of natural light 21
  • More on direction of natural light 22
  • A world of possibilities 23
  • Natural light and color 24
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  • Post-processing and light 25
  • Reasons of post-processing 26
  • Common post-processing tools, techniques and their purposes 26
  • Global adjustments 27
  • Local adjustments 28
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) images 30
  • Pseudo HDR images 31
  • Quick guide to natural light 32
  • Twilight 33
  • Magic/golden hour light 37
  • Light diffused by clouds 41
  • Diffused natural light outdoors and indoors 44
  • Harsh daylight 48
  • Light in fog 52
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  • Working with natural light 55
  • Controlling light's impact on the scene in front of you 56
  • Diffusing light 57
  • Directing light 58
  • Multiple light sources 60
  • Reflecting light 61
  • Dealing with natural light's dynamic natura 62
  • Dealing with elusive light 64
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  • Case studies 66
  • 1: Silhouettes over water at sunset 67
  • 2: Light beams and multiple light sources 70
  • 3: Elusive light and the magic dust cloud 73
  • 4: Communicating hardship with harsh light 76
  • 5: Accentuating the beauty of everyday life through the color-and-light-show of twilight 79
  • 6: Everyday scenes with diffused sculpting light
  • 7: Dramatic interplay of shadows in a landscape 85
  • 8: Atmospheric natural light as the driving force behind the photo 88
  • 9: Creating a sense of drama with a reflector and an iPhone 91
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  • Ten Tips on natural light 94
  • Closing words 95
  • Share the Love 96
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Natural Light Photography Guide


  • Is this just for DSLR Owners? – the information in this eBook is relevant to photographers using all types of gear. In fact Mitchell even uses some example images in it that were taken on his iPhone – you’ll get value from it no matter what camera you use.
  • Can I read it on my iPad? – yes. This eBook is a PDF and can be read on your computer or any other PDF reading device. To read it on your iPad simply download it to your computer and then upload it to iBooks (or any other PDF reading app).
  • Is there a hard cover version? – Unfortunately not – we only do eBooks at this point in time.
  • Got Questions or Needing Help? – If you have any problems with the purchase or download simply contact our friendly support staff. Please include the name of the eBook you are asking for support on as well as your PayPal email address if you have made a purchase.

More Feedback from Natural Light Owners

I too bought it last week and must say that I thought I knew a lot about natural lighting but my god – this book is brilliant! – Jacqui Haysom (via facebook)

Very good E-book. I read many and this so far is something of a stand out. – Daniel Craig (via facebook)

Thanks for this eBook. It puts something I was struggling with into easy to understand language that I’ll draw on for years to come. – Martin Hathaway (via email)

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