Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Use map and compass to improve your landscape photo

If you have a good map and know which building you want to photograph, check out which way it faces before setting off. West facing means sunset; east -facing means sunrise. Southerly facing buildings are photographable all day but north-facing buildings rarely see any sun, depending on the time of year and exact orbit the sun takes during the day. Some buildings may only have sun on them for afew short weeks of the year. Preparation will allow you to have a much higher success rate.

And a compass will tell you exactly where the sunset is going to be and whether a building is north-facing, which means no sun. If you run out of time make a note of interesting buildings for future shoots.

Remember, always prepare your shoot for better result.

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