Light has always interested me. As a former registered Dispensing Optician I’m more than aware of the impact has on our daily lives as well as what a sophisticated piece of equipment the human eye is when it comes to processing the light that comes through our pupils. Both the natural and artificial light we surround ourselves with have a huge impact on our wellbeing, ambience, sleep cycles, productivity and concentration.
Let There Be Light
At home with artificial light you are in complete control of your surroundings. You can choose the intensity, the colour, and decide where the lighting is placed to suit you best. When choosing lighting for home you also have to take into account the overall design and decorative effect of the light carrier. There are even websites such as Urban Cottage Industries that allow you to design your own pendant light with glass lampshade, meaning you can be fully in control down to the last detail.
Urban Cottage Industries are offering bloggers the chance to capture both natural and artificial light with the opportunity to win an amazing £500 worth of vouchers for photography equipment from Amazon. This blog post is my entry into their blogger competition #LetThereBeLight
My blog has been running for little over a year now, one of the things that I think has really helped me improve the overall look and feel of my blog was investing in a decent camera. I’m still learning to play with light and see how I can manipulate it to capture stunning images.
For my natural light I’ve chosen to capture fire. I’m in love with all things hygge so I shot this cosy and warm feeling image of my tea lights. I love the ambience the tea lights give off. Not great for a lighting solution for concentration or productivity, but amazing for feeling relaxed and homely.
I’d be hard pushed to find some stunning artificial light in my house as being the geeks that we are, we’re surrounded by mainly toy light up lamps. So i decided to create my own using a light painting technique. I love how the trail of light coming out of the candle actually looks like the candle is really alight with the heart. The reality is it was created using an unlit candle and a small torch. This is the first time I’ve ventured into light painting with my camera and I had a lot of fun creating different images to use.
What type of lighting do you have at home? Does it make you feel relaxed, invigorated or change your mood? I’d love to know in the comments below.