PHOTOGRAPHING DURING MIDDAY HAS ITS REWARDS
I tend to lump midday or bright light photography into two categories and one compositional element:
Let's take a look at some examples of each one.
Below are some images that I would consider "postcard" images. All images were taken with the sun still well above the horizon. The first two were taken almost at exactly noon. The third was taken during the later afternoon. Each one provides a great representation of the location when viewed during daylight hours.
Next are some examples of black and white images taken during the day. Notice the high contrast you get when photographing during midday.
This compositional element can be used for both black and white and postcard images. Here the difference between the light and dark areas of the image becomes the main composition element.
Just remember that even though sunrise, sunset and golden hour provide us with some spectacular light you don't have to put away your camera for the rest of the day. Be sure to look for other opportunities such as postcard or black and white images when the sun is high above the horizon. I think you will be surprised at some of the images you can capture.
Do you have another category you think of when photographing during midday? If so, leave in the comments section below. Would love to hear what you think.
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