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There are occasions when you scout a location and plan well, but the light is just not flattering upon arrival. You can either go home empty handed, or you can work with what’s been presented to make something special.
Framing is one of the most effective ways to take the emphasis off of bad light. By essentially eliminating it with a tight composition, you can bring attention to your subject in a clever way. For the viewer, this provides a sense of three dimensionality, almost as if they’re peering through a window. A small aperture works best for this method as it will keep everything sharp from near to far.