Using Light to Shape Landscape Photography

Simon Bray shares a few tips on how to get the most out of natural light when working with landscapes.

The Golden Hours

The golden hours are no secret, any serious landscape photographer will have utilised the warm sunlight at dawn and dusk, but unlike many photographic techniques, it’s not yet become tiresome and over done. Making the most of the warm early morning and early evening sunlight would be one of the best tips I could give to any aspiring landscape photographer.

Admittedly, it can mean early starts and a great deal of patience, but if you do your research, find out when the sun is rising and setting, then the light offered will add not only warmth, but depth and colour to your images that just couldn’t be achieved if shooting in the middle of the day.

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