Direction of light


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Direction of light

So I'm walking around, the sun is setting, it's really dramatic and I'm looking in this direction and I'm just not seeing anything, the sun is so bright and it's washing out everything. It looks kind of flat. As you can see, I've also got this big problem with lens flare. But if I turn around, I've got the sun casting shadows into these tire tracks that are cutting across the grid of the field, and it's all leading into a beautiful full moon with clouds passing in front of it. This is a nice shot. Now, when I'm looking into the sun, if I have the problem of lens flare, when I am looking away from the sun, I have the problem with my shadow.

This means I am going to have to work to try to get out of the way or find a camera position and focal length that lets me get the framing that I want without including my shadow. When I am looking into the sun, I am going to have to work on shielding the lens with my hand. If I had just been looking that way, I would...

Direction of light
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Direction of light provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Composition

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