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Desiree C. Preckwinkle
 

Natural light- NORTH window????


I was curious why they say to have a room with a North facing window for the best natural light portraits. I was curious as to why, and would it work if my window was facing West? How would the photos differ?


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6/26/2006 5:19:08 PM

 
Jane M
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/30/2005
  North facing just means you don't have any direct sunlight which generally produces harsh shadows, at least in the Northern hemisphere! A west window would probably be the same in the morning and possibly good fro golden light late in the evening.


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6/26/2006 6:22:34 PM

 
anonymous 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/7/2005
  So in Australia, I would need a South Facing window. Cause a northern one would get heaps of harsh light pouring in.


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6/26/2006 7:05:05 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  yes


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6/26/2006 7:54:54 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Don't under estimate direct sunlight.


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6/26/2006 11:00:04 PM

 
anonymous 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/7/2005
  Yeah, for sunburn in Australia!!! LOL


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6/26/2006 11:25:54 PM

 
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