No lens flares or vignettes today because I want to talk to you about lighting. The above pictures were all taken on the same day at different times and in different light environments.
• The first was taken late afternoon (near sunset) in open lighting. •The second picture was taken just a minute earlier, but in shade. •The third picture was taken early afternoon during the brightest part of the day in shade. •The last picture was also taken midday, but in full, direct sun.
See how differently the color reacts to the light and how even her skin tone is affected by the kind of lighting being used? I love the diffused natural light of pre- twilight, or my favorite, an overcast day.
Which lighting is your favorite?