We are at Week 39 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for this week is “natural light.” Natural light photography is generally outdoors photography using only the light provided by Mother Nature; however, you can also photograph indoors using natural light if you are photographing near a window. With natural light photography, you aren’t using any artificial light sources, but you can still use a reflector to bounce the natural light.

 Unfortunately, this week was filled with rain and I was not able to get outside to do my photos and rainy days are not good for photographing indoors in my house because not enough light is provided on a rainy day. So, I am resorting to sharing some of my favorite images taken recently using only natural light.

One of the things about shooting with natural light is that the time of day affects the quality of light. The time of year also will provide different quality of light, as well. And you also need to pay attention to the direction the light is coming from.

This one was taken earlier this year at a local park and features some gorgeous afternoon light.

This image of Paco was taken at the end of April in Nashville in the afternoon not too far past the noon hour, which is why Paco’s shadow is directly underneath him.

This image of Mr. Bojangles was taken last month in the afternoon.

Finally, we have another image from earlier this year of Mr. Bojangles at the same park as in the first image. 

Next up is Nancy with Nancy Kieffer Photography, serving Central New York, the Adirondacks and beyond, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

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