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How to Deal With Flat Light in Landscape Photography

In some genres, flat, even light can be a real boon for the photographer, but in landscape photography, it can rob a scene of the drama created by the interplay between light and shadow and the natural contrasts across the frame. That does not mean you can't create great images in flat light, though. This excellent video tutorial will show you what you need to know. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this helpful video tutorial will show you how to compose landscape images in flat light. The important thing to remember is that an image with flat, even light will often be much more tolerant of dodging and burning in post, and this will give you the opportunity to really shape the frame and emphasize different elements once you get back to your computer. Keeping this in mind as you compose the shot initially can help you plan things out. Just be sure not to take the light-shaping too far in post, as you generally want it to still be believable. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.

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