Light in Visual Storytelling with Marek Wurfl

Today’s episode is a gold mine of practical tips on improving the lighting element in your photography and maximizing its effect on the viewer. One of my favorite portrait photographers from Bratislava, Marek Wurfl tells us about how he learned to study the light and why it's important in visual storytelling, what’s the difference between a good and a bad light photo, and can you actually fix everything in post? You’re up for a treat, enjoy!

Show Notes

What we talked about:

 

  • Switching to photography from another art form
  • Learning how to control artificial light
  • The importance of understanding light in storytelling
  • Troubleshooting and improvising on shoot
  • Can bad lighting be fixed in post-production?
  • Working with natural light
  • How to train your eyes to notice and recognize light
  • Pulling inspiration from other art mediums (painting, film, etc.)

 

Links:

 

Marek’s Instagram

Marek Wurfl Photography

 

Photographers:

 

Erwin Olaf

Eugenio Recuenco

Joe McNally

Frieke Janssens

Julia Hetta

Patrick Demarchelier

Peter Lindbergh

 

Filmmaker:

 

Roy Anderson

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