Sunday, April 22, 2007

Choosing Light

Midday light on a sunny day is difficult to work with. It is harsh and leads to a contrast range where often either the shadows or highlights are severely compromised. For sunny days the best light is early morning or late afternoon. Cloudy days are easier on the contrast range and overcast days are ideal for getting a full contrast range for what you are seeing. This contrast range problem is so annoying to some photographers that they limit their shooting to a half hour before and after sunrise and a half hour before and after sunset.


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