EX­PERT INSIGHT shot­ing the breeze

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Char­lie says… Clouds are a key el­e­ment of most land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy, not just in terms of what they look like, but also be­cause of how they ef­fect the land­scape be­low. Shad­ows cast by clouds can be used to sub­due bright high­lights, while shafts of light be­tween clouds can be used to pick out a par­tic­u­lar area. This is why wind can be so use­ful: it en­ables you to ask your­self “What light might I be en­joy­ing in five, ten or 15 min­utes’ time?” – or even 15 sec­onds’ time if the clouds are mov­ing very quickly. You can’t con­trol the clouds, but you can use them to or­ches­trate the light­ing to your ad­van­tage [see Hot Shot #01].

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