Shoot Into the Light
PHOTOGRAPHY TIP – Week #3
Jessica Haydahl is taking over the United Women on the Fly Tuesday Tips for the month of August. Try this tip the next time you’re on the river and fishing during the middle of the day.
Don’t be afraid to shoot back into the light.
Don’t be afraid to shoot back into the light. When I start my day photographing, I generally just get 2 times a day; morning and evening when the light is considered to be “GOLDEN HOUR” lighting. Those beautiful yellows and gold tones can be absolutely magical for photographers. But what do you do when you are still out fishing and its mid-afternoon straight over head harsh lighting?
I say experiment and use the available lighting that you have. Don’t be afraid to photograph back into the sun, look for harsh shadows and get creative when the lighting is not deemed desirable for most. I tend to look for photographs that I might turn to black and white or use those harsh shadows to my advantage. It’s up to you how creative your mind can be and what type of images you will be able to produce.
Look for harsh shadows and get creative when the lighting is not deemed desirable for most.
Meet the Photographer
Jessica Haydahl Richards
Jessica loves to capture life unfolding in front of her lens. With a diploma in Professional Photo Imaging and a Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing /Advertising, Jessica has worked with such companies as the Vancouver Canucks, Getty Images, Berkley/Abu Garcia, Costa Sunglasses and more. Jessica has also been published constantly in varying, Sports Fishing Magazines, whether that’s conventional or Fly fishing.
With an editorial based shooting style, Jessica has been Professionally Photographing in the Sports fishing for over 10 years. In her early life, growing up on the ocean in Vancouver British Columbia; Jessica could be found running boats, sailing and fishing around the Pacific North West. It was there that Jessica’s passion for Photography and Nature grew into a profession. Jessica currently resides in the Bitterroot of Montana.
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