Light Challenge!

· Let there be light! ·

May 30, 2018 0 Comments

We have decided to do something a little different for the next 3 months.  Instead of having a monthly challenge during the months of June, July and August, we are having a 3 month challenge of “Light”.  Each week we will focus on just one little aspect of light (sometimes we’ll focus on it for 2 weeks).  We’re hoping that by the end of the  summer (well, the summer for the northern hemisphere…and winter for the southern), we’ll all be masters of using all different types of light creatively in our photography!  How does that sound to you?  I personally cannot wait!

(*Disclaimer: Images in this post are from past tutorials.  Click on pics to see them!  Post header by Ardelle Neubert.)

Image by Julia Crim

Detailed schedules will be given for each month, here is June’s.


July and August schedules will be posted closer to the month.  Please note that you can share images with any kind of light, and we will be featuring from all of them, but this is our schedule for tutorials. 🙂


Harsh/mid-day light, light & shadow play, side light, reflecting light.

Shooting light through objects, dappled light, window light, low light.


We really cannot wait to see how you’ll find creative ways to use light this summer!  Be sure to share your light-filled images with us on social media, using the hashtag #cic_light!  We will be keeping our eyes open for your creative images to feature on our IG hub!

Image by Dana DiSalvo

***We are starting to gather a list of photographer’s to share tutorials and tips on how they use these various lighting situations.  If you are interested in writing a tutorial for our blog and IG hub, go to our contribute page, letting me know what kind of tutorial you’d be willing to share!***

Image by Jamie Campfield Bates

Emily Hamson

I'm a mom of 4 wild boys, who photographs mostly nature (partly because they don't run away or pull faces at me like my boys do). Being behind my camera is my therapy! In 2017 I decided to embark upon a personal photography project to find more creative ways to use my camera, and the CIC was born. I love to learn anything that goes along with photography, but I really love helping others learn new techniques even more!