The Effect of Lighting on Your Environment

Whenever you are traveling, one of the things that you can rarely control is what lighting you will have for your photography. Whether it is the lighting inside of building that was never meant to have electrical lighting or the direction of the sun from where you are viewing an area. Obviously, we all try to take advantage of good lighting when it exists and minimize the impact of poor lighting when we can’t control it. We rarely have the time during a trip to try and plan to visit a place when the lighting is at its best, so we fall into the camp of people who take pictures of their trips versus trying to create the perfect photograph. That doesn’t mean that using the “point and click” approach doesn’t sometimes produce wonderful photographs and it is also why we take so many pictures during a trip in the hopes that a percentage of them turn out the way we wanted them to.

Eiffel Tower from the Seine
Fountain Lights in Piazza Navona in Rome
Lights on the Streets of Vienna
Light and Shadows in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Inadvertently Capturing Our Shadow in Iceland
Shadows Across a Trail in Colorado

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