It wasn't long ago that I had an absolute fear of dark days, so much so, that good days would dictate my schedule, or I would up my ISO... although my equipment can handle it, increased ISO was my last resort. The anxiety I felt, and the control that weather had over me, that was not an ideal situation.
If you are in the same boat as I was, I recommend a better boat for you, and it's out there waiting for you to get on board. I've been following Caroline Tran's education and resources for photographers for almost two years now. Caroline is a former Physics teachers, who has left teaching to run a thriving photography business for over a decade now. I have been so fortunate to have her as my mentor, if you've seen my growth, I can tell you, I would not be where I am today without Caroline's guidance, even with great distance between us, different time zones and all, the time she has invested into me has been so invaluable. Caroline is a natural teacher. She breaks down complex ideas into attainable pieces. You go from feeling anxiety, to feeling empowered. Her courses on All about Light and Flash will help you create beautifully lit photos in tough lighting situations, including harsh sun, dim rooms, and tungsten lighting.
So ultimately, you'll be able to take that dark lit room and turn it into the beautifully lit photo below... because dark days are GOOD days. They are days we can still do our best work, and there is no time like the present to push ourselves out of our comfort zones. Especially when we have resources available to us to learn from one of the best in the photography business. Being a part of Caroline's community, it's such a wonderful, positive space where you'll be uplifted, inspired, and cheered on!!! I am so grateful for it all, so I am passing it forward to anyone who needs this in their life.
Here is to growth for all of us!
With all my love,