Not wait­ing for the right light

NPhoto - - Special Feature -

Wait­ing for the best light – in terms of its qual­ity, quan­tity and di­rec­tion – is one thing we all know we should be do­ing, but when we have to squeeze in some qual­ity time with our cam­eras where we can, well, some­times we have to make the best of it.

Even then, sub­tle changes in light­ing can make a big dif­fer­ence to a photo, so it’s worth spend­ing a few ex­tra min­utes at a lo­ca­tion to make sure that you’re not likely to miss out once you move on. Fail­ing that, try to im­prove the light­ing by, say, us­ing a dif­fuser to pro­duce soft il­lu­mi­na­tion for close-ups, or us­ing a re­flec­tor or a snap of fill-flash to cre­ate more bal­anced light­ing in a por­trait.

Some­times all it takes is for a cloud to move and sud­denly we’re pre­sented with a much more ap­peal­ing scene

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