The Optimum Time Of Day

For a photographer, as Andy Brown explains, light is your primary beneficiary and best friend. Study it whenever you can and project the lessons you learn onto your final images

Dynamic, unusual landscape images are rarely the result of happy accident or fortuitous circumstance. They are much more likely to be arrived at by the photographer who has spent time familiarising him or herself with the vastly different effects light can play throughout the day, and who also appreciates how an array of sculpting – or flattening – conditions can yield radically different results.

We all know mid-day is one of the least practical times to shoot. With the sun directly overhead, cast shadows are all but non-existent and this in turn creates a uniform appearance to many environments. A field of grass for example, without the subtlety of shadow, takes on a far more constant and even feel about it than …

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Andy Brown

An ardent devotee to most genres of landscape photography, Andy’s primary fervour and passion is for mono and split-toned, ultra long exposure imagery.

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