I’m in Chicago on a shoot, and one of the things I’m doing is a lot of skyline and twilight work. Which reminded me of a shoot in Las Vegas (personally, I’d take Chicago any day, but that’s the stuff of another entry) I did a while ago for the Epson Academy series. It’s an excerpt from a longer section on film scanning, hence the use and reference to film as well as digital.
But no matter, the information is applicable to either medium. Twilight is one of my favorite times to shoot because it’s basically weatherproof: if it’s clear or cloudy, at twilight, that sky will go a nice blue. It’s a great time for shooting skylines, streetscenes, lighted monuments, campfires….anyplace where you have a mix of artificial light sources along with daylight. Please, no comments about my lousy jokes, waving hands, and grammatical stumbles…I’ve heard them all from my wife already!