Travel Photos with the Light in the Morning and Late Afternoon
Soren Breiting, A-Z
You probably know the yellow "National Geographic"
magazine. If you browse through its colorful pages you
can see that many of the pictures are taken in the low,
warm light of mornings and late afternoons or evenings.
photographers of National Geographic are among the best
we have. You can easily mimic this practice and create
much more interesting pictures than most people bring
home from travels.
low light will model the landscape you see for your eyes,
so for example the plough furrows or differences in topography
and texture are highlighted.
a traveling photographer I know, that even on a photographic
mission time is limited and your circumstances are often
less that optimal.
can recommend you to take the pictures you must take during
the day. And then take a walk around your hotel or campground
during the last two hrs. before sunset and shoot additional
pictures in this special light. Try to do the same next
morning before breakfast. In that way you will combine
the best possibilities.
a digital camera you can easily delete the less successful
light gives long shadows, so be careful with these. Normally
you should not expect parts of a picture to show up properly
in both strong shadows and in full sunlight.
your digital camera allows the raw format you will keep
more details in shadows to work with in Photoshop later
if you choose the raw format instead of the usual jpeg
compression. But it depends on how much you like to optimize
your pictures at home in a picture editor program.
practice you should avoid the heavy shadows. When you
shoot your photos in cities the big buildings are among
the difficult objects. So take them from an angle without
the big shadows, if possible.
you follow these instructions I am sure that the appeal
of your travel pictures will increase.
good travels and enjoy your travel photography during
the trip as well as afterwards.
Breiting is a traveling stock photographer. See
examples of Soren’s travel
pictures in his photo
galleries at A-Z
and read about pictures and marketing in Soren’s
Photo News’ at http://www.StockPhotoNews.com
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