Technique Tuesday – Using Overcast Lighting to Your Advantage

In this video shot on location in New Zealand, Art discusses the equipment used to compliment ideal overcast lighting to take photos in a forest of trees, moss, and lichens. The overcast lighting provides the perfect opportunity to capture the many layered textures of the forest without the distracting shadows and highlights of sunny direct lighting that can often hide or blow out the fine details.

Along with the overcast lighting, a longer lens to focus on areas of interest, and a shutter release with tripod to minimize movement, Art is able to capture the immense detail of the thick verdant forest.

2 Responses to “Technique Tuesday – Using Overcast Lighting to Your Advantage”

  1. Thank you for taking the time to share this. You also reminded me about taking these types of photos since it has been awhile.
    Thank you

  2. A great equipment and even greater photographer. I love this series Technique Tuesday. Internet is full of equipment reviews, but what really matter is the right technique. Thank you Art for this series. Greetings from Brazil.

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