Thursday, May 28, 2009

Balancing Act.

Every morning and every evening, no matter the weather, no matter the season, there will be a short period of time when the light outside balances nicely with the light inside. This small window of opportunity opens about one hour before sunrise and about one hour after sunset.

If you get out there and set up 30 minutes or so after sunset and begin shooting shortly thereafter--a shot every couple of minutes--you will most certainly nail the shot. One of those images will have a complimentary balance of incandescent and evening, dusky light. Try it tonight. Check the paper (or the web) and find out the time for sunset. Turn on the lights in a  particular room with a view, set up your tripod and compose the shot. Be sure to include a good portion of the exterior of the building... and shoot away. Check your times and see which worked best for you.

Do it tonight! (Or tomorrow, or whenever... no hard and fast rules here!)


1 comment:

  1. Great Advice, Nice Picture!

    I ran into photographer Ken Blackbird, from the Summit, while photographing Northern Ute Bear Dance a couple weeks back! Small world amigo.

    Hope all is well, will catch up soonest!