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Subject: Re: Lighting when taking pictures



"heather" wrote in message
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> Is it better to have the lighting behind the photographer shinning
> towards the people when taking a group shot or the other way around?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Heather
>
>
Generally speaking, back lighting or side lighting produces more interesting
photos than heads on lighting. So the answer to your question is: the light
should come somewhere from the back of the subjects.

Cloudy or slightly overcast sky is the best time to take photos of people
outside. Bright sun from clear skies with deep shadows is problematic. With
back lighting, a fill light (flash) can give good results. Experiment
various approaches, so you'll see the difference.

- Jarkko -




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