Photography is all about light.
Yeah, I know that all photographers say this but sometimes it’s great to just take a step back and look at what light can do to a scene.
During our recent Big Cats & Tuskers photo safari we spent quite a bit of time waiting for a leopard to come down from a tree. I had a camera set up on a bean bag and took two frames about 20 minutes apart. Note that the images below are both the original RAW files with no processing done to them whatsoever.
In the first frame the sun was covered by a thick layer of clouds leaving the scene flat and lacking in saturation.
Twenty minutes later the sun came out changing the look and feel of the scene completely.
Massive difference and just goes to show what good light can do for your photography.
Yes, photography is all about light. So, and I am just asking for now, if photography is about light why are so many people caught up on how well cameras can shoot under low-light conditions? Perhaps a topic for another time.
Oh, and yes. There was a leopard in the tree.
Until next time.
Gerry van der Walt
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