The best light for landscape photography
How do you avoid hard light?Kees van Dongen , Monday, 03 August 2020
Because I am so focused on sunlight and the golden hour, I sometimes forget to take my camera in cloudy weather. If it's cloudy all day, I can shoot all day. The cloud cover provides a beautiful, soft, diffused light and ensures a beautiful light distribution in the photo. So nowadays I am extra focused on the cloudy days. Especially since I determine the light in the photo in post-processing and I can control a photo with soft light much better afterwards than with a photo with direct sunlight.
Below are some examples of photos taken during a cloudy day. You can see how much you can change in post-processing.
I wonder how you look at it.
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About the author
- Kees van Dongen is a landscape photographer based in Helmond in the Netherlands.
He is involved in forest photography and gives workshops about photography and post-processing for photo editing.