How I View… Broad Light | northern California portrait photographer

Last month in our blog circle, we presented images using short light where the light falls on the face farthest from the camera.  This month we are posting images using broad light which is basically the opposite.  Broad light is when the light source falls mainly on the side of the face closest to the camera.  This type of lighting adds dimension to the subject. It can also help to create a more dramatic mood within the image. Here are a few of my images demonstrating the use of this type of lighting.


How I View Broad Light

broad light with boy wearing hat looking at camera

Stone Creek Kids

broad light creating dimension in portrait of boy with hat and vest

Stone Creek Kids

broad light on girl looking down

Cedar Hills Kids

light on side of skateboarder


There you have it – how I view broad light.  Thanks for looking, and please continue the circle with talented Stefanie Harrington  |  Birth and Newborn Photographer.



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Nadeen Flynn is an award winning northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in senior and teen portraits. Her portfolio includes fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She offers in-person workshops and mentoring. Currently living in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees, she uses of Canon photography equipment.

Currently booking 2018 high school seniors, couples, and family portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.

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