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Here’s How to Shoot in Harsh Light [Video]

It’s a tip often given to beginners:

Only photograph when the light is soft and beautiful.

But what if you can’t find the time to get out during the soft light, and you still want to take photos? Or what if you’re in a jaw-dropping, once-in-a-lifetime location and the light is just too bright? What then?

That’s when it pays to know how to create stunning shots in harsh light.

In this video, professional photographer Nigel Danson explains how to capture gorgeous images even in the worst lighting situations. Danson’s discussion centers around landscape photography, but the tips apply to many photographic genres.

To discover how to create beautiful images in harsh light, check out the video below. And then leave a comment with your favorite tip, trick, or piece of advice for harsh light photography!

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Jaymes Dempsey
Jaymes Dempsey

is the Managing Editor of Digital Photography School, as well as a macro and nature photographer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. To learn how to take stunning nature photos, check out his free eBook, Mastering Nature Photography: 7 Secrets For Incredible Nature Photos! And to see more of Jaymes’s work check out his website and his blog.