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Shots of this Peublo work best in soft or overcast light. I shot this photo on an overcast morning in late March. It was shot at a 35mm focal length equivalent on an 35mm full frame DSLR. Outdoor light in New Mexico is very bright and harsh in the summer. I strongly recommend winter or overcast days as the best time for exterior architectural photography lightwise.
Early morning gives the best and softest light. The light may be equally soft just before sunset, but you run the risk of the wind coming up. In Taos Pueblo it is customary to ask any tribal member for permission before taking their photo.There is a $6 charge for each camera carried in the Pueblo.
LENS & FILTERS
LENS: 24-70mm for 35mm cameras, 17-40mm for crop sensor cameras
FILTERS: a 2 stop soft split ND filter might help tone down bright skies
Negative films: the B&W film of your choice
About Miles Hecker
Miles has been involved with photography for over forty years. He teaches digital photography at Casper College in Casper,Wyoming. His photos have won awards fromNatures Best magazine,Photo.net, The Luminous LandscapeandWyoming WIldlife . Miles’ photos have been published in American Vignette, Backpacker Magazine, Natures Best Images, Popular Photography, Wyoming Audubon, and Wyoming Wildlife. He is co-founder ofWyoFOTO LLC.
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