The ‘right’ light

Con­sider more than the time of year

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In­ter­est­ing light­ing is essen­tial for suc­cess­ful land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy, and has a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on how you com­pose a shot. For in­stance, low, rak­ing sun­light at the start or end of the day will help to re­veal tex­ture – it can help add ‘bite’ to shots of pic­tures taken along a craggy coast­line, and em­pha­sise rip­ples in a sandy beach, for lead­ing lines to pull the viewer’s eye into the scene. Don’t dis­miss dull days, though: soft, low-con­trast light­ing is ideal for re­veal­ing de­tails in for­est scenes, for ex­am­ple.

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