100 — Shoot in any light

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #100 cel­e­brates our 100th pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast and focuses on the tag line of the pod­cast which is ‘keep on shoot­ing’ in any light.

I’d like to take this moment to thank all our lis­ten­ers! Your sup­port and encour­age­ment dur­ing these past 100 episodes has been awe­some. Thanks for all the feed­back, all the com­ments and all the con­tri­bu­tions. Spe­cial thanks as well to all the guests that have shared their knowl­edge so freely. More inter­views are planned for the future.

In this pod­cast I offer up tips on how to shoot in any light so long as it suits the subject.


I shot this image at about 2pm. The light that most of the ducks were rest­ing in was bright and harsh. Had I shot this duck in that direct light, the shad­ows would have been too harsh. This par­tic­u­lar duck though was rest­ing under a shel­ter that soft­ened the light and the soft light suited this sub­ject far bet­ter and holds details in the blacks and the whites. Straight shot — No flash was used here.


Links /resources men­tioned in this pod­cast:
– How to pho­to­graph with hard light — Pod­cast #97
– Rain pho­tog­ra­phy — Pod­cast #88 
– Stu­dio light­ing for begin­ners — Pod­cast #33 
– September’s reg­u­lar assign­ment on the Photography.ca forum — Yel­low
– September’s level 2 assign­ment on the Photography.ca forum — Macros of any kind

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  1. Bambi says:

    Marko– great topic for the 100th pod­cast. It was very inter­est­ing. I also agree with Glenn, some­times we have no choice about the light. it’s bet­ter to work with it.

  2. Admin says:

    thx for the com­ments guys – and DOH on the goose.

  3. Glenn Euloth says:

    Marko, this was a won­der­ful pod­cast. If I waited until I could get out when the light was nice I’d never get the oppor­tu­nity to pho­to­graph anything.

    I often go for a walk at lunch time which gives me a great break from the office but also lets me get out and shoot. It’s quite often the very harsh light of the noon day sun but as you so cor­rectly point out there are lots of sub­jects that work well in that light and lots of oppor­tu­nity for shade and shadows.

    I agree with the sen­ti­ment – just get out and shoot! Great advice!

  4. Patrick says:

    Hey Marko, that’s not a duck, it’s a Canada Goose. ;)


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