How to Pick Good Light for Better Photos

How to Pick Good  Light for Better Photos
Digital photography is all about capturing light on an image sensor; the better the light, the more potential you have for getting great photographs. The quality of light varies greatly from when the sun comes up in the morning to when it sets in the evening. Fast- moving clouds can change it even on a second-by- second basis.

A good way to learn what light is best for the subjects that you enjoy shooting is to shoot those subjects in all sorts of light and see what the photographs look like. This is such a great advantage of digital photography you can easily do this with no cost for processing photos, and you can easily compare images on the camera LCD or in the computer.

Keep in mind that great light is not constant. Sometimes you must wait for those perfect moments to capture a perfect shot; or you may have to return to an interesting subject, simply because the light at the time just does not make the scene work as a photograph.

Clouds  can be very helpful  to photographers because they can diffuse bright sun  and  reduce the overall light intensity  and  contrast, especially  when photographing people. Clouds  can make  an otherwise clear sky a little more interesting. Have patience for clouds to move  to where they will help  you get better photographs.
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