Natural Lighting Tips For Better Outdoor Photographs!
These are the best photography tips that the Pros don't want you to know.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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==== ====Natural Lighting is a Hard Technique in Outdoor Photography!http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005WY3TMA/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=openseascamp-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005WY3TMA==== ====Photography has always been a popular hobby. The desire and ability to capture a feeling or toaffect an emotion for the viewer is the anticipated goal. Since SLRs have joined to digital field, theoptions for creative photography has increased. The ability to instantly see what a photo will looklike is what makes digital SLRs so popular and effective.Lighting is the most important element of photography. It can make or break a good photographmore than any other facet. To exact the most effective results in any good photograph, it isimperative that forethought to lighting be consideredSurely, spontaneous images can be extremely compelling, but only when the image portrayssomething that reflects a captured moment in time that couldnt be rehearsed or planned. Ahummingbirds fluttering wings, an explosion or bolt of lightning are typical of a moment in timeexperience. The element of a dramatic instance always produces a pleasing or compelling image,but even then, lighting can affect the image, particularly with outdoor photography.When shooting outdoors, lighting will obviously be reliant upon the weather. If the sky is clear andsunny, shadows cast must be considered. The subject, optimally, should be photographed with thelight shining on the surface you are facing, unless your objective is to get a silhouette type ofimage where the background and surroundings are as important as the subject. The usage ofnatural lighting will produce better, clearer, more natural colors than a supplemental light source.The sun should be behind the photographer so the light is not confusing the depth of field withrefractive or distracting light rays or streaks. Shadows cast in between the lens and the subjectcould distract from the subject, causing the eye to roam off the point of interest. The only timesthat rule may not apply are during the magic hours of dusk and dawn when shadows might be anintegral part of the desired mood of the image.With the sun overhead, or positioned in the sky between you and the subject, it may not bepossible to get the sunlight behind you; it may be necessary to shade the lens to prevent lightingerrors. Sometimes a cupped hand poised above the lens can alleviate the problem. Alternatively,some camera lenses can be affixed with a rubber blinder attachment that completely encircles thelens and extends out for 2 or 3 inches to effectively shade out the sun.Be wary of reflected light from other sources too. Cars, water, glass or other shiny reflectivematerials that project reflected light rays can easily ruin a great photo. The vigilant photographer isalways aware of the existing lighting and how it could potentially impact the subject and finalimage.
Whenever possible, even in overcast situations, natural lighting should be the primary light sourcewhen shooting outdoors. Supplemental lighting should only be utilized when the existing naturallighting doesnt create the results your subject and image requires to convey the desired effect.If you are doing commercial photography, you are much better off using an artificial light source,even for outdoor shots. Commercial shoots are usually on a strict timeline and budget, and youdont want to risk delays due to lighting conditions.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=George_Halt==== ====Natural Lighting is a Hard Technique in Outdoor Photography!http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005WY3TMA/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=openseascamp-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005WY3TMA==== ====