Making Hard Light Work

There was a time when I would never shoot in harsh, hard light.  Bright, strong, contrasty light tends to have deep, black shadows and no color subtlety.  As a garden photographer, when the sun came into the garden I...

Backlight Magic

Garden photographers don't get much done when the light is strong.  We like soft light, very early or late in the day.  We delight in fog and overcast.  Bright sun chases our cameras into their cases. This is especially true...