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CML Web Discussion 2021-02-24: Natural or Artificial Light?


Which looks better (if one does)? How do we approach the look of a shot? Is it cheaper, easier, and better to schedule for the right natural light than to try and control everything? How do you approach a shoot where to get the look you need you have to shoot everything at night and light it to look like day — to get a winter look in a week of glorious sunshine, or to extend a sunny shooting day to 2 am?

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