Even though I tout the merits of certain kinds of light, you can actually find good things to shoot in all lighting conditions. Look for those unique compositions created by the interplay between light and shadow areas or how the light illuminates a particular subject.
Lighting by itself can make or break a certain mood or emotion. Think of a simple beam of light coming through the roof of an old barn. Or a thin shaft of light that streaks across an otherwise shadowed face. Even in the lousiest weather, the most beautifully lit images can emerge. Think of how dramatic a backdrop is with dark, stormy clouds. When wet objects are lit, they seem to shimmer, as shown in Figure 19-6. Remember the wise old proverb about everything being beautiful? It is up to you to see it.
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