An underlying sense of transition

4 months 1 week ago #730599 by ClaudiaAnderson250
"Ambient light is at its most atmospheric when it’s a mixture of natural and artificial light. Portraits can carry an underlying sense of transition – day to night, light to dark, past to future. All of which can be used as metaphors to create an aura around your subject."

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I don't understand what the author means by "Portraits can carry an underlying sense of transition - day to night, light to dark". Can someone please say what this means?

Please forgive me if this is a basic/amateur question.

Thanks.


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4 months 1 week ago #730644 by JaneK
I think the author is just saying portraits can be very dramatic, or at least that is my take on the statement. 


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4 months 1 week ago #730658 by TCav
My guess is that the author is trying to overwhelm you with the importance of what he has to say, and is hoping you won't try to figure out what all that actually means.


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4 months 1 week ago #730661 by Nikon Shooter
"What is understood clearly is explained clearly!"

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4 months 1 week ago #730683 by ClaudiaAnderson250
Thank you everyone.


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