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Quality of light is important in a photo .

Quality of light is an important thing in photography, it can make a big difference in the rendering and impact of a photo. I always try to have the best light for my subjects and that means going out early. Sure you can take great photos in beautiful light at other times of the day but i prefer the mornings because there is often fog, frost or dew and those also adds impact in combination with the beautiful light !

Here is the same subject but in different light, see how the look and feeling is affected by the quality of the light:

I took this photo before sunrise with flat light, i think it doesn’t do the subject justice.

I took this photo later when the sun was up and hitting the wall sideways. I prefer this one because the sidelight show the texture better and is less flat.

Both photos taken with Canon T3i, 70-200mm/4 L on a tripod.

Some subjects demand flat even light and some needs directional light to have more impact.

This one have very subtle sidelight, just enough to accentuate the raindrop marks in the mud.

Pentax K-01, DFA 100mm Macro WR, tripod.

Backlight is a very effective light for transluscent subject.

Pentax K-01, DFA 100mm Macro WR.

Fog help to tame high DR landscape,it’s easier to expose the shot.

Pentax K-01, DA 20-40mm Ltd WR, tripod.

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