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23 September 2014
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How To Take Good Photos

Colour: Light

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  • Bright sunlight gives colours a more intense or 'saturated' feel.
  • A cloudy or overcast day will give colours a more harmonious feel.
  • Photographs taken at the beginning or end of the day will have a warmer tone due to the natural orangeness of the light.
  • Midday light has a bluer quality, which can give photos a harsher feel.

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