Trying to take a good photograph when you lack natural light can be easily solved with a flash and tripod. However, you’re not always going to be carrying a tripod around. And even with a flash, it can wash the subject out, or be pretty much useless. Hopefully, these five simple tips will help you take the perfect photograph in a low light environment without using a flash or tripod.


We talk about lighting so much in photography that we sometimes forget that shadows can be an interesting subject itself. Shadows can create depth, texture, contrasts, geometric shapes and even illusions. Here are 20 great examples that will have you look at shadows a different way.