Don’t under estimate the power of amazing light in a photograph. The beautiful golden light you capture late in the day can turn an ordinary photo into an extraordinary. Capturing your subject in a shaft of light can make it stand out even more, almost like a natural spot light. A shaft of light is a line of light that doesn’t shine on the whole scene just part of it. Dave Black has a wonderful explanation with photos showing the power of a shaft of light on a photo.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger