Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunset Mist

Photography is about capturing light.

A lot of times you end up having to work with the light you've got, but if you have the time, waiting for late afternoon light will make a world of difference.

Waiting around isn't the best use of your time. A better approach is planning out your shooting times. Early morning and late afternoon is prime time. If you can, this is when you want to be out with your camera.

Of course, depending on the distance to your shooting location, you need to factor in travel time, weather conditions, time of year, position of the sun, and when/where the sun will rise and set.

If this sounds like a lot of work, it really isn't The internet makes getting all of this information a lot easier. You make a little check list, fill in the information and you're done.

Also, if you shoot a lot in close proximity to where you live, you just start to know this stuff. Why? Because you start to pay attention to it. And that really makes your life easier.

It's great to be able to anticipate the lighting conditions and know what location you want to be in to take full advantage of it.

Good light, a camera and some luck can go a long way.

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