Lighting Direction for Your Photos

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Professional landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant discusses the direction of light when doing landscape photography. Ian talks about front lighting and side lighting, and how side lighting can be useful for revealing texture in the landscape and the shape of landforms. He also discusses the importance of choosing a position that keeps your shadow out of the composition.


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