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Winter noon light will model landscape features well and has a warmer colour balance than photographic daylight, making warm-up filters redundant and the resulting images particularly attractive. Fashion shoot with reflectors Two reflectors on stands with a diffuser above the model to break up direct sun from overhead; black bounce behind will emphasise the effect of the reflectors. Scrim to the right of the model. Note the small shadows directly beneath objects showing how high the sun was in the sky.

Smooths skin tone. 2 stops Red 25 Dramatically darkens blue skies, deepens shadows and enhances contrast. 3 stops Dark red/strong red 29 Even stronger effect than red. Can be used with telephoto lenses to darken sky close to a distant horizon. 4 stops Magenta 32 Can be thought of as a ‘minus green’ filter that darkens greens. 12/3 stops Light blue-green 44 Can be thought of as a ‘minus red’ filter that darkens reds. 21/2 stops Deep blue 47 Emphasises haze to increase aerial perspective in landscapes.

A lens hood must not cut off the corners of the wide-angle image and will, therefore, offer little shade for a zoom lens at the other end of its focal length range. An alternative to the lens hood or lens shade is the flag, a simple black plate on the end of an adjustable arm that fits in the camera accessory shoe. Studio photographers using large format cameras take lens shading very seriously and use adjustable bellows lens shades. With the image composed, the bellow shade is adjusted until it visibly crops the image on the view camera ground glass back; it is then backed off until it just disappears outside the image area.

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