As a professional photographer, one of the best decisions I have made to improve my work is to always ask myself the question “Can the lighting be improved?” before pressing the shutter button. Natural light is capable of possessing qualities that make photographs truly great. But it can often fall short, depending on the time of day and weather conditions. There are far too many variables that must be perfect for natural light to be at its best. A photographer cannot depend on these natural light variables to line up perfectly at every photo shoot.

And when natural light is not at its best, having knowledge ...

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