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Soft Light: Weekly Photography Challenge

NewImageYour challenge this week is to take and share a photo on the theme of ‘Soft Light’.

Earlier in the week Andrew Gibson wrote a post on the topic of using Soft Light in a variety of types of photos to create a magic feel in your images.

Using soft light is a technique that can be used in many types of photography including portraiture, landscapes, macro and much more so you can submit any type of photo – as long as it was taking in soft light.

Note: also check out our article this week on taking natural light portraits in the shade which will also produce ‘softer’ lit portraits even on a bright day.

Once you’ve taken your ‘Soft Light’ photos, upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSSOFTLIGHT to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Negative Space challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Ella McDonald

    September 30, 2013 08:30 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellamcd/9847202056/

  • Riddhish

    September 12, 2013 03:04 am

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/9723335555_b63227f6f3_m.jpg' title='9723335555_b63227f6f3_m.jpg']Heritage walk at ahmedabad, India
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/9723332937_f3155a4f03_m.jpg
    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5453/9726559614_aae0ea779d_m.jpg

  • Patrick Williamson

    September 10, 2013 09:27 pm

    Sunrise surfers, Burleigh Heads[eimg url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/9714352605_f0e40b16a6_c.jpg' title='9714352605_f0e40b16a6_c.jpg']

  • Patrick Williamson

    September 10, 2013 09:21 pm

    Sunrise surfers, Burleigh Heads[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/101562712@N07/9714352605/' title='Sunrise Surfers, Burleigh Heads' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/9714352605_f0e40b16a6_c.jpg']

  • Hans

    September 10, 2013 06:10 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/95349935@N05/9713234424/' title='20130623_0142' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/9713234424_804233a491_z.jpg']
    My son at midsommer eve

  • Blue Giraffe Images

    September 9, 2013 03:53 pm

    Here is my submission! http://www.bluegiraffeimages.com/Landscape/i-bshS3P3/3/L/IMG_3382-L.jpg

  • m5ernel

    September 7, 2013 04:42 am

    One of mine - the first post[eimg url='https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/eMlBlXrq1z9LlRDSrdxnSVTIQdiC5rDhT-EaQCuZLvc=w225-h207-p-no' title='eMlBlXrq1z9LlRDSrdxnSVTIQdiC5rDhT-EaQCuZLvc=w225-h207-p-no']

  • Struan

    September 7, 2013 03:07 am

    Oops!
    Sorry for the repost :S

  • Matt

    September 6, 2013 11:52 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2657/3844738319_bde68b1e9f_b.jpg' title='3844738319_bde68b1e9f_b.jpg']

  • Matt A

    September 6, 2013 11:48 pm

  • Vanita

    September 6, 2013 10:04 am

    Dawn at India Gate
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/saiyyam/8303058408/

  • Vanita

    September 6, 2013 10:03 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/saiyyam/8647719532/

  • Abdullah

    September 6, 2013 04:41 am

    I think this qualifies to be in soft light, though i think so you would find more in my photostream.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abkpk/8563272266/

  • Michael Hulland

    September 6, 2013 04:21 am

    A photo I took of a wonderful woman, my mother.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8542884@N08/4347847937/lightbox/

  • tankhimo

    September 6, 2013 02:29 am

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3748/9590806369_06dbfc7722.jpg' title='9590806369_06dbfc7722.jpg']

  • Bry

    September 6, 2013 02:04 am

    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kSfEAd1ijEc/Uiihxtl9zDI/AAAAAAAAB4A/OztJu7VbbKA/s1600/Conway-scenic-railroad-river.jpg' title='Conway-scenic-railroad-river.jpg']

  • Sourabh Bhati

    September 5, 2013 09:26 pm

    https://secure.flickr.com/photos/67572883@N07/9673681216/
    https://secure.flickr.com/photos/67572883@N07/9670901383/in/photostream/

  • Sourabh Bhati

    September 5, 2013 09:24 pm

    [eimg url='https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/9673681216_93e8ae597a_c.jpg' title='9673681216_93e8ae597a_c.jpg'][eimg url='https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7420/9670901383_8861979f55_z.jpg' title='9670901383_8861979f55_z.jpg']

  • Quinn

    September 5, 2013 03:16 am

  • Quinn

    September 5, 2013 03:15 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93175540@N08/9671318827/in/photostream/

  • Quinn

    September 5, 2013 03:15 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93175540@N08/9674475630/in/photostream/

  • Quinn

    September 5, 2013 03:09 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/93175540@N08/9671318827/' title='Zambia Boy Direct' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/9671318827_8a58d1fba0.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/93175540@N08/9674475630/' title='Zambia Boy_1' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/9674475630_11ecf4f58e.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/93175540@N08/9671075775/' title='Zambian Dorcus' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/9671075775_43ea47111a_c.jpg']

  • Struan

    September 4, 2013 11:34 pm

    First time posting. I love working with soft-light, whether natural or Speedlit:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/struco/8977362424/' title='Kelso portrait 5' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/8977362424_24611d7513_c.jpg']

  • Struan

    September 4, 2013 11:28 pm

    First time posting. I love working with soft light. Hope three pictures isn't too many to post:

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/struco/8977362424/' title='Kelso portrait 5' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/8977362424_24611d7513_c.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/struco/9260407739/' title='Lorna' url='http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/9260407739_681fb90520_c.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/struco/8553719947/' title='Rocky Portrait' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8553719947_ccd2a4b5eb_c.jpg']

  • Giovanni Gori

    September 3, 2013 02:31 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigori/6457241397/' title='Esther (seen in explore, thank you!)' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6457241397_8d3e3770c1.jpg']

  • Giovanni Gori

    September 3, 2013 02:29 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigori/8481814402/' title='Portrait' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8481814402_477e26a800.jpg']

  • GCpics

    September 2, 2013 09:35 pm

    Used the cloudy skies after a rain shower to diffuse the light.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/74790907@N02/9642745499/in/photostream

  • Yuthara

    September 2, 2013 06:51 pm

    In my father-in-law's garden :

    http://500px.com/photo/44675306

  • Fábio Petry

    September 1, 2013 01:46 pm

    My pic

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabio_petry/9601764843/

  • Terry

    September 1, 2013 05:15 am

    Beautiful soft light at the beach in Camps
    Bay, South Africa

    http://DSC_4975-1.jpg

  • Jeff Manghera

    September 1, 2013 04:03 am

    I love to bounce my flash:

    http://flickr.com/gp/41899224@N08/36F057

  • Jeff Manghera

    September 1, 2013 04:02 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41899224@N08/9478456463/

  • Jeff Manghera

    September 1, 2013 04:01 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41899224@N08/8522094576/

  • Jeff Manghera

    September 1, 2013 04:00 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41899224@N08/8844110093/

  • Jeff Manghera

    September 1, 2013 03:59 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41899224@N08/9050722495/

  • Brian

    September 1, 2013 03:10 am

    Here's a bee resting in the shade
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcald7/9318668278/

  • Francis

    September 1, 2013 02:33 am

    Fruit transformation - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasjul/9549572206/
    Wild flower - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasjul/9546782091/

  • Boris

    August 31, 2013 11:30 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/44658676

    Taken under the shade from a bush...

  • Frej

    August 31, 2013 10:56 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/halvorsenphoto/9371265387/

  • Eileen Bauer

    August 31, 2013 09:25 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26989547@N00/9636807432/

    Afternoon in the shade.

  • blueb3ll

    August 31, 2013 07:23 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/44740398

  • Rob

    August 31, 2013 06:59 pm

    Walking on a cloudy day.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31552168@N05/9636060328/

  • raghavendra

    August 31, 2013 03:42 pm

    After a long time, went for a small trip all pictures in soft light

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.in/2013/07/short-visit-to-mudaliarkuppam.html

  • Jeff E Jensen

    August 31, 2013 02:44 pm

    I took these the other morning as the sun was coming up:

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-few-bees.html

  • B Mackey

    August 31, 2013 08:20 am

    The soft light is from using modeling lights (only) on this portrait of a truly beautiful woman.

  • Steve

    August 31, 2013 07:32 am

    Beautiful Waterbuck in soft light

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/African-Mammals/G0000IrGRBOD5m2s/I0000DiMfW5Fc92w

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