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How to light up the photos on your website

If there’s one thing you need to pay attention to when you’re taking photos for your website, it’s the light.

Photos taken in bright, natural light and photos taken in dim, artificial light are like night and day.

Dull, flat photo of a 3D relief map of North America carved into maple wood

Dim, artificial light from multiple sources makes for a dull, flat photo; semi-shadows thrown by my hand, my phone and a plant confuse the image

Bold, warm photo of the same 3D relief map of North America carved into maple wood

Bright, natural light from the sun makes for a bolder, warmer photo; the hard shadows and dark background make this a more striking image

October 24,  2018