23 Getting the right light

It's all in the timing

Kevin Meredith

The Idea

Photography is all about collecting light and projecting it onto film or a digital sensor. Without light there would be no photograph. It is important to consider the lighting conditions under which you are shooting, If you are using natural light, the time of day has a huge effect on what your final picture will look like, so think about when you will shoot when you are making plans.

Crashing Wave

You can see the yellow light characteristic of the golden hour in this photo.

The Ingredients

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The Process

Direction of light

It's not just the softness or hardness of light you have to consider, but also the direction from which the light is coming, it ...

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