EX­PERT INS IGHT Work­ing with th e light

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David says… One mis­take many am­a­teurs make is to fight the light. With this scene the sun was be­hind the clouds to the left of the cas­tle, so there was lit­tle point in try­ing to cap­ture a ‘clas­sic’ shot of the cas­tle bathed in light. In­stead we chose to work with the light, which meant un­der-ex­pos­ing slightly to sil­hou­ette the cas­tle even more. This en­sured the bright beach and sky weren’t com­pletely blown out, and it gave our fin­ished im­age a very clean, graphic qual­ity. Had we tried to ex­pose the cas­tle ‘cor­rectly’, the im­age would have looked washed out.

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