February 4, 2012 at 9:20 am with heavy fog
These pictures were taken outside in direct evening light. I took them at 4:37 pm and the sun set at 5:34 pm so this is during the “Golden Hour”. The golden hour for photographers is typically the first and last hours of sunlight in a day. The light is usually softer with a warmer glow and the shadows are longer. Some photographers will only shoot during these hours but for me that isn’t possible. Now, I wouldn’t say this picture is golden or spectacular but it is a pretty good picture of the sewing machine.
I made this chart, not to make your brain hurt, but to give you an idea of how the color of light changes based on the light source. I compiled this chart from a few different sources and I understand that they might not perfectly match your Kelvin Scale. Again, here is my disclaimer…I am not a professional photographer. I just want to share some of the things I’ve learned that have helped me when taking pictures.
So, turn off that flash, pick a subject and try moving it to various places and see what happens to your pictures!
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