When I first started shooting, I discovered a blog by Joe McNally, a veteran photographer with thirty years experience including twenty years as a National Geographic, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated contractor. One of my favorite posts is on common mistakes by beginning photographers. He talks about changing your viewpoint, shooting more photos, carrying a camera with you at all times, and more. I have revisited this post several times and the following words have stuck with me...
"Try not to shoot outdoors in harsh, bright high-noon sun. (At least most of the time.) The sun is a big dog, and you don’t want to fight with the big dog."Most days, I try to capture the "cooler" early morning light or in the late afternoon when it is creating gorgeous long shadows. But sometimes I am compelled to look that "big dog" straight in eye and say...
Today, I encourage you to grab your cameras and point them at the sun. Like Lukinosity, show me that you too will not be intimidated.
"You don't scare me. You big bully."
the little but feisty dog at bliss and folly
lens flare walkies by Lukinosity