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Weekly Photography Challenge – Light Rays

Rays of light are that golden egg photographers dream about, lust after, desire with all their heart. Earlier I shared a set of images that display a great example of rays of light.

Geert Orye

By Geert Orye

Weekly Photography Challenge – Rays of Light

So now it’s your turn to go out and replicate this type of photograph. You may think – that’s impossible how can I create that if it doesn’t already exist? Well there are some things you can do to help it along.

  • Look for a foggy day or condition
  • Go out to shoot in the early morning and look for mist that is laying low over the land with the sun coming through it
  • Find a dusty old dirt road and drive up and down it a few times, then get out and start shooting
  • Go to a historic site or museum and see if you can shoot inside some of the old musty buildings, look for light coming in the windows
  • Sheer curtains or blinds over a window can help too

So get out and look for the light. Here are a few more examples:

HuTDoG83

By HuTDoG83

Caruba

By caruba

Deepak

By Deepak

Alexander Kesselaar

By Alexander Kesselaar

Billy Wilson

By Billy Wilson

Chantrybee

By chantrybee

Lawrence OP

By Lawrence OP

Share your rays of light images here:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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Darlene Hildebrandt
Darlene Hildebrandt

is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through free articles on her website Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Peru, Thailand, India, Cuba, Morocco, Bhutan, Vietnam and more. To help you improve and learn she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!