TAOP: Part 4 – Light: The Time of Day – Project Introduction

This section is all about practicing shots in different kinds of natural light.  As the sun moves across the sky it creates new possibilities for photography, and while filters can make small scale changes, the main control a photographer has over outdoor lighting is to shoot at a different time.

Most snapshots are taken some time around the middle of the afternoon, sometime between mid-morning and mid-afternoon due to convenience; i.e. after breakfast, in the afternoon with time to get home.  It’s also easier to take photos under the bright light available in the middle of the day.

Midday light, however, is not necessarily the most interesting or attractive.

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