To get the most from natural light, one needs to understand how it will affect an image. Identifying whether it is good or bad light is crucial.
When you do a landscape shot, your end product will be hugely dependent on the quality of light available. However stunning a view is, if the lighting is poor, your end result will be disappointing.
The challenge with natural light is that we have no control over it. You will have to deal with the conditions that Mother Nature has produced at that point. You will need lots of patience for that perfect light to come through and be ever ready to capture the best images.
Luckily, there are a few tactics you can implement to improve your chances of success and work around the conditions you are presented with. But to do this, you should master the ability of “reading” the light and understand its effect on your photos. There are three key properties of natural light – Contrast, Colour and Angle.
Once you have knowledge of these properties, you can narrow down the suitable techniques and approach to use; and this is what I will be sharing with you in the next article. Stay tuned!
By: Glen Wesley Dulay