Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Planning and Scheduling for the Right Light

I know you will all be fully equipped with the latest in Pocket Wizards, Speedlights, stands, umbrellas, etc., but just in case you have an itch for some of the most beautiful light you've ever seen, click here. This is the U.S. Naval Observatory website I discussed in class. Enter the city, and date, and it will tell you exactly when the sun will rise and set. Now for the fun part: Civil twilight (when the light breaking before sunrise) is really when you want to be ready and in the car to your outdoor destinations for nice natural light in the morning....not too long after the sun rises, you lose all those yummy orangy tones. Likewise, at the end of the day, there may still be some usable and beautiful light after sunset....though not for long!

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