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Direct sunlight is a very hard light - that means the edges of the shadows are sharp and that the shadows are very dark - people tend to look bad in this light. A big reflector near the model reflect soft light (because it's big and close) even if the light hitting it is hard sunlight. So, if you position your model so that most of the are facing the ...


The lens hood is used for preventing flare from coming in from both sides of the lens. It can also prevent having not well contrasted photos. Every lens has its own hood, depending on lens construction and lens filter. For example, a 52mm filter would not fit my 100mm lens, because it has 67 mm diameter, so a hood 67mm would then fit perfectly. Also, if the ...


You can and should use it always. There is no disadvantage in principle. However, there are very rare cases, where a lens hood can be "in the way". The lens hood can block an internal flash light, for very wide angles it could even block an extra flash on top of the camera. You would then observe some black shadow at the bottom of the image. When ...


The purpose of a lens hood is to block the sun or a strong light source from hitting the front of the lens causing glare, and reducing contrast in the resulting image by scattering of the light hitting the lens at certain high angles. These are the angles the lens hood covers.


The lens hood should be kept on and point away from the lens at all times. It keeps unwanted light from entering the lens which often causes flare and it protects the front element from accidental knocks. There is no downside to having the lens hood on the right way, except for added bulk. Most people unfortunately use their lens hood in decoration ...


AFAIK, if there is a body of water in the picture, it would be more still during sunrise than sunset because the cooler temperatures of the night results in less wind. From Scott Kelby's, The Digital Photography Book (the first) Another advantage of shooting at dawn (rather than at sunset) is that water (in ponds, lakes, bays, etc.) is more still at ...


It is indeed difficult, if not impossible, to tell at times. Here's a list a strategies I might use to tell the difference: Look for contextual clues. Even a tiny recognizable feature could reveal the cardinal direction. Atmospheric clarity. During a sunrise, the dust has had time to settle at night, making the sky clearer than at sunset, where there is a ...

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