Outdoor Photography Lessons

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Photographing a subject outdoors always requires you to keep a number of important things in mind. Take outdoor photography lessons with help from an experienced director of photography in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Dan Reinecke, and today I'd like to talk to give you a quick little outdoor photography lesson. Now, the main thing to understand while doing outdoor photography is the difference between light and dark or the contrast. Now, because you're outside, this is all going to be dependent on the sun. Now, say the sun is at high noon, right. So, it's going to be coming right above you and it's going to be coming down real hot and all the shadows are going to fall straight down. Now, this maybe very unappealing. It might, 'cause the shadow kind of tend to cover the eyes and you may not want that for some type of portrait photography. Now, to get real beautiful shots from the sun, what you're going to want to do is have the sun to tend, tend to be at an angle. Now, the best time of day for this is considered golden hour or magic hour. Now, this happens twice a day; it's the first and last hour of sunlight each day. Now, this tends to give a very beautiful contrast as well as a nice color tone naturally from the sun. And that was a quick little outdoor photography lesson. I'm Dan Reinecke, take your best shot.


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