|Sony Alpha Nex-3N|
|So what happens if you see the perfect picture, right at the crack of noon? Look for camera tools that counteract the problem.For example, the Sony Alpha Nex-3N has “pixel superior resolution,” which uses pattern matching to maintain detail, tone, and texture. The camera can’t cure the sun’s glare, but it can make the light work for you and your images as much as possible.|
We all have our cameras locked and loaded when we travel, but before you take your first picture look at the sky and check your watch,
Not all hours of the day are the same when it comes to taking pictures. The best time of day to take pictures depends on the sun. Lighting can change the mood, atmosphere and depth of any photograph.
The hour before sunrise and the hour before sunset are called the “Golden Hours.” In this time frame the sun provides soft and even lighting for photographing almost anything. If you’re photographing nature, this is the ideal timeframe.
Midday between 11 am and 1 pm is the worst time of day to shoot, unless you’re taking a portrait of an enemy. You’ll produce harsh shadows under a person’s eyes and any flaws are easy to spot.
If you have to photograph someone mid-day, seek out shade and/or have your subject look away from the camera. This will avoid squinting and dark shadows under the eyes.
In addition to great lighting, early morning also provides a great setting. Sony artisan Andy Katz especially loves to find morning markets and other public spaces where you can see a burst of energy and the city waking up.