When I initially ventured into photography, like many other people I’m sure, I underestimated the importance of light and it’s effect on the subject. The more I read and the more I perused other accomplished photographers work I realized that the quality and location of light is more than likely the second most important aspect of any photo(the subject being first). This comparison (inspired, btw, by my daughters reaction to the second photo) shows how a simple adjustment to the location of light can transform an ordinary subject into something much more dramatic.
So, during your next photo adventure think about your subject and it’s relationship with the main light source and you’ll see results that will be much more appealing to the eye.
Shot at f3.5, 1/60 sec, iso 400 and 50mm