Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
Now that we've discussed the direction and quality of light, where do you find the best light for taking pictures? Experienced photographers know that the best natural light occurs early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is low in the sky, and the light is soft and warm. These are also the same times when most people would like to be sleeping, or sitting down to dinner with family and friends. So be aware that beautiful light may disrupt your normal schedule. Whether you're shooting landscapes or people, this quality of light offers a greater chance of capturing a beautiful and interesting image.
When I was shooting images of Josh outside near the beach in late afternoon sun, it was almost impossible to capture a bad photo. But what if you don't have the time or luxury of shooting at the most beautiful time of day? Are your chances of capturing a beautiful image, shot? Not at all. It's still possible to capture great images in the middle of the day, you just have to know what to look for.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
180 Video lessons · 70305 Viewers
64 Video lessons · 92074 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 60321 Viewers
103 Video lessons · 28972 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.