Allow me to zoom out a little, show you a glimpse beyond the curtains and give you a photography tip to go.
I shoot mostly with natural sunlight pouring in my studio and the more I do, I learn how much photography really is about lighting. With winter on its way, the lower sun really sheds in a lot of light, but it’s harsh, like a harpoon. Eek.
I taped some silver wrapping paper on a big picture frame and now have a rudimentary photography reflector. The shiny, slightly coarse texture defuses the light and reflects softened rays back into the scene. Think of it as a blanket of light. Mmm.
The only thing to do now, is choose where to bounce the light to.
See the difference?
So next time you’re snapping a pic on your phone, take one extra second and consider the light.