Intensity of illumination - one of solving conditions of reception of excellent pictures. Bright light facilitates tip-off on sharpness and framing, opens ample opportunities to combine endurance with a diaphragm, excludes fears underexposure. But illumination at photographing has also another, even more great value as means of reception of artly expressive picture. In this case not so much brightness of illumination, how many its character and a direction is important. The same plot at various illumination turns out in a picture absolutely variously. Illumination allows to reveal volume, the form and the invoice of subjects, i.e. the pivotal elements of art expressiveness of a picture. Ability to own light - one of the major qualities of the photographer-artist. The general rules of illumination does not exist. In each separate case character of illumination depends on a plot of shooting and those art purposes which are put before itself by the photographer. Without determining those creative problems which can arise at the amateur photographer and which variety is infinitely great, we have, however, possibility to tell in advance, in what result results this or that kind of illumination. At one light source located behind photographed object, the image of subjects in a picture turns out силуэтным. For such illumination bright patches of light and when the light source comes into the view of an objective formation of strong auras and light stains is possible are characteristic. The adverse effect of direct beams affects and when they fall in an objective and under big enough corner, i.e. sideways. Chambers put on an objective are applied to protection of an objective against hit of such beams in a photo so-called solar blind, representing cone-shaped вычерненные in a tube. Application blind is recommended at any shooting, especially natural as harmful action can render not only direct, but also reflected before метами (for example, a white wall of the house) beams which at times does not notice and are not considered by the photographer. In clear solar weather white clouds, light sand, a water table and etc. can appear such reflector For direct front illumination when the light source is near to the photographer or behind it and a subject absence of the shades underlining and revealing volume of subjects is shined in front, characteristic. Pictures turn out flat and little expressive.