‘But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun.’
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
The great outdoors
N atural light is much more difficult to portray in an outdoor environment than it is in an indoor scene. Light that enters an indoor space, via windows and other openings is relatively easy to control, but the fact that sunlight is such a bright source makes this type of light a sizable challenge when a shot is outdoors. This is understood by photographers, who often employ bounce cards, diffusing silk sheets and even extra lighting in ...