O'Reilly logo

Rick Sammon's Exploring Photographic Exposure by Rick Sammon

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

6How Light Affects a Photograph—And Your Exposure

fig6_1.jpg

“I don’t take pictures between 11 AM–2 PM.” That mantra was popular in the 1960s when I first became interested in photography. The thinking behind the mantra: When the sun is overhead the light is relatively flat because there are no strong shadows to add a sense of depth and dimension to the scene. Some photographers still feel the same way today.

“Hogwash,” as my dad, a photo enthusiast, used to say about many things with which he did not agree.

With those thoughts in mind, let’s explore the different lighting types we get at different times of day, and how they affect a photograph, your ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required