From Camera Land...Photo Tips
We will be posting a series of photo tips for you. We hope these come in handy for both the beginning photographer as well as the advanced photographer. We will try to post them every week.
CONSIDER YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Photography takes planning to produce the lighting and drama that will transform a snapshot into a work of art. Contrast, color, form and texture are all controlled by light in photography. Selecting the best time for outdoor photography is crucial to creating a beautiful photograph. Using the chart below will help you decide what time of day is best for your photograph.
Time of Day
Pink, misty landscapes
Take your tripod and setup before the crucial time
Dawn – 8 a.m.
Shooting towards the west or creating dramatic backlighting to the east
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Bright natural light
Morning city life, with some shadows
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Midday sun is balanced natural light
Good time to photograph people in the park or at lunch. Monuments, buildings, etc.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Attach your polarizer to capture rich blue skies
This is the perfect time to practice with the polarizer you bought
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Golden warm light
Shooting towards the east or creating dramatic backlighting to the west
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Warm reds and yellows
Use your tripod and anticipate the sunset 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Deep reds and yellows
Use your tripod and try some time exposures of a city skyline
A perfect excuse to go out to the country to time expose the stars or distant skylines
Unfortunately.. .. ..
those times of the day, do not apply to some locations, especiallly here above the Arctic circle.
but there is one word that occurs frequently in your tips for photo shooting that I like.
IF YOU WANT the sharpest, MOST believeable textures on / in your photographs.
use the SMALLEST aperture. i.e. F-16 / F 22 !