Photography Lighting - Lighting is one of the most vital and complicated aspects of photography. Furthermore, it's one of the most underappreciated. The word "photography" has roots in Greek and literally means "drawing with light." Yet beginners often pick up a camera and begin shooting without giving lighting too much though. When it gets dark, they might add on a strobe light. But just like the manual mode on your DSLR, mastering a few lighting fundamentals can set you apart from many other aspiring photographers and take your images to the next level.