Pre Planning your Dappled Light Photography

Shooting one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset is an ideal time for dapple light but so often there is little subject matter to place in the lower half of the frame, therefore an element of pre-planning is required. For example, at a dive site called the Alternatives near to Ras Mohammad in the Red Sea there are seven coral pinnacles. The two middle pinnacles come to within one metre of the surface. They are excellent potential but you have to shoot towards the direction of the setting sun to include within the frame the dappled shafts of light with the photogenic foreground of the shallow reef. If you are on the wrong side of the reef, you're at the wrong angle to the sun and it won't work.

fig. 4.7 Giannis D, Red Sea, 3pm month of June. The sun is behind my back, which provides the ideal angle in which to capture this classic view on one of the most photographed wrecks in the world.

Nikon D200, natural light, f6.7 at 1/60th sec, ISO 100.

fig. 4.7 Giannis D, Red Sea, 3pm month of June. The sun is behind my back, which provides the ideal angle in which to capture this classic view on one of the most photographed wrecks in the world.

Nikon D200, natural light, f6.7 at 1/60th sec, ISO 100.

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