Learn the Light
In part two of the "Shooting in Bad Light" blogs, I wanted to touch on some of the benefits of shooting during those less desirable times of day. There are certain situations where shooting in the hours between around 10:00am to about 4:00pm can actually be beneficial. In the quest to becoming a better photographer, understanding light and how to use it is one of the most difficult and most important tasks we face. If we learn the strengths and weaknesses of different types of light, we can make good photos any time of day.
Bad Light, Really?
Well yes, sort of. During a few recent outings I had the opportunity to really drive one of my personal theories about shooting whenever you can home. The first of these outings was a casual solo trip out to my local lake to see if a sunset may pan out and to get some much needed shutter therapy.
(The second outing will be covered in a part two installation on Friday!)
I arrived a few hours before sunset to give myself time to work out some composition ideas, shoot a few snapshots, and work out what my goals for the evening would be. The light was dull, flat, and frankly quite boring when I arrived. I grabbed a few snaps thinking maybe I could at least use one or two for stock photos and an excuse to practice shooting and editing mid-day shots.
In today's post, I wanted to share with you a little video I made on cleaning revolvers. It's mostly aimed at newer revolver shooters, so if you're pretty experienced with one there may only be one or two new tricks in this video for you. However, if you're new to revolvers, or curious what it takes to give one a general cleaning, this is totally for you!
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