This is a photograph that has been shot with a Sony NEX-6 and a 20mm pancake Sony SEL20F28 lens, in Rethymno, Crete, Greece.
Light is what we Street Photographers and any photographer for that matter chase for. We are constantly in search for the best light, that will make our composition a little bit better. The opposite of light, is shadow. With a good understanding of light and shadow, we can achieve lovely results in our work. Great examples can be found amongst the works of L.A. based Street Photographer Rinzi Ruiz, Greek Street Photographer Lukas Vasilikos, the great Joel Meyerowitz and more. Understanding the way light and shadow can be combined, is a secret sauce in photography that isn’t taught, but learned through experience and a lot of trial and error. But what makes light and shadow most interesting is the magnitude of effect they both have on any scene, object or person. The same exact situation, under different light conditions can appear boring, stunning, surreal, breathtaking, morbid, you name it. The impact of light and shadow on a photograph is colossal. Something to remember. Not all photos can be shot at any time of day or on any day of the year.