There’s no such thing as bad light

One of the joys of living in Cache Valley, Utah, is our six month winter :)  Okay, its not truly six months, but I typically bundle up from October-May.

I love living here with all my heart, but had to convince my warm blooded husband that he could survive the below freezing winters by promising all the awesome outdoor clothing gear his heart could imagine…

Because, as my mom likes to quote from the Lands End Catalogue,

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!”

I’ve since determined the same is true for light.

There’s no such thing as bad light, only the wrong use of it.

99% of my shoots in 2011 have taken place at either 11:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.

Why?

Because that is when I have a babysitter.

My #1 trick for good light at those challenging times of day?  

BACKLIGHTING!!!  (Did you hear me sing that with operatic vibrato?!)

These images of Nichelle (a.k.a. Amy Adams look alike), were all shot around 3:30 p.m. in an open field.

Hooray for backlight!

 

Want to learn more about backlighting?  Check out Elizabeth Halfords series on her blog HERE.

Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah.  Here are five things that make her happy: a clean house, Mocha cake (but only the kind her mom makes), hiking in the mountains, family trips to the farm, and hot showers.  She’s pretty easy to please.

Brooke teaches inspiring online photography classes that bring you confidence in your skills and creativity.

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