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Using NaturalLight for EffectivePictures

 

 

 

The dramatic moments in our lives are most often lit naturally, so capturing those moments effectively requires learning about natural light photography. Natural light isn’t limited to sunlight, candlelight, and campfires; it’s the light around us that comes from lamps, windows, computer screens, headlights: all the light sources we’re used to seeing illuminate the world around us.

The most common alternative to natural light is on-camera flash, which has to be one of the most unnatural light sources available. It’s not the light itself that’s so unnatural, but the direction it comes from that ruins the natural feel of a flash shot. It doesn’t appear like any lighting we’re used to seeing in the ...

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