Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Natrual lighting

I my photographs I always aim for using natural lighting. It creates a better effect than flash photography. I tend to use sunlight as a source for lighting, or flame/dim light bulbs when doing face close ups.

Tip for photographers: some of you may understand this, but timing and knowing when during a certain season, the sun comes up or down will help you on time and lighting resources. For example, if you want to do a photo shoot with a model, it's important to know what month it is, what daylight savings time it is (autumn or spring) and how long the periods of sunset colors are. The first ten minutes of a sunset are perfect for lighting effects. They create a glow on the model, without washing out her face. If it is 4:30 pm in April, you may want to get your perfect photo before 4:50, as the sun's colors are now an orange hue and will leave the model squinting in the sun (unless it's a sunglasses shoot of course), having the subject or model with their back towards the sunset can create almost a silhouette effect, sometimes not always a good thing. Having the model directly in front of the shot, with you in the middle creates a picture with your hands/camera shadowing the model in some cases. So study your sunset/sunrise times in the weather section of the paper or study in certain season when the sun is going down at 3:30 in the afternoon or 7:30 in the evening.


Friday at sunset

Saturday evening in the country

Ottawa famous with the young, Blackbridge.

Inscence stick holder..or burner

Amanda's cat. Beautiful little guy

Stoco Beach.

Rue Principal, Casselman.

April Sunday..

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