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View Poll Results: What light is most common in your photography?

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  • Make mine up front (front lit)

    3 3.53%
  • I like it backwards (back lit)

    7 8.24%
  • Who said sideways? (side lit)

    17 20.00%
  • Any light is alright so long as it isn't midnight.

    58 68.24%
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    In what light do you photograph?

    I am interested in ascertaining in what light conditions you normally photograph. I found a while back that I was consistantly the same.

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    My shooting is in whatever light is available at the time I get to photograph. With two younguns, a job and often school I find I do not get to shoot very much, so I make do with the light I have when i can shoot.

    If I had to pick, I prefer morning light and evening light for BW. Not dawn or dusk light, just morning and evening. For color I love cloudy days, dawn and dusk light. That weird light that shows up after the sun has set sometimes is amazing but I have yet to figure out how to use it for color.

    I don't care about the position of the light.
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    Your choices are too narrow.

    I shoot at midnight- live bands on stage, also moonlight scenes.

    What about poor light or dusk.

    Also what about foggy days where the sun never shines. . . . . . .

    All these are great for photography.

    Ian

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    Midnight can be quite bright around here, and a little further north it can be very bright and sunny.

    A surprising number of my photos were taken with backlighting. An equally large number of my photos are really pictures of light more than with light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant
    Your choices are too narrow.

    I shoot at midnight- live bands on stage, also moonlight scenes.

    What about poor light or dusk.

    Also what about foggy days where the sun never shines. . . . . . .

    All these are great for photography.

    Ian

    Ian, I realized that I had missed some obvious replies after I had posted the poll. I tried to edit it to include more and either I don't understand or the polls can not be edited once posted. Sorry about that...perhaps a latter poll will include more choices. Thanks for you reply.

    It would seem, based upon your response, with the possible exception of bands that you prefer low contrast situations. Interesting.

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    As little as possible.

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    Given the choice I like to do contrasty stuff ala Ed Weston (sans nudes).
    Thank you.
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    Artificial, mostly. Tungsten, that would be.

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    Cleveland and Seattle are almost the same in the number of sunny days and annual precipitation — roughly 65 days and 37 inches, respectively. That is not much sun. This means we are just happy to see any light of day.

    In my abandoned greenhouse project I am often having to wait ten days at a time to work with sunny rays and shadows amongst the angles and decay. When it does come I study what we have and shoot not wanting to miss the opportunity. I take a compass and anticipate what it will look like at different hours of the day, planning to work an area that might look better lit from a different angle if and when there is sun at that hour.

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    i don't like bright sun, harsh shadows or tons of contrast.
    give me an overcast lighting any day of the week and i'll be happy, even just after it rains, so all the colors are muted and the buildings (brick or stone) wicked up some water and change tone.


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