Light can be magical. It defines shape, gives texture, and creates dimension in a photograph.
Prior to photographing a project, I make sure to understand the site orientation and use an app to determine where the sun will be at different times of the day. But I also keep an eye out for sunlight which surprises me. While photographing the home designed by artist Lawrence Dreiband, I was delighted to see light dancing down a curved stairway—and was prepared to capture the moment.
The exterior at dusk is an example of timing as well. Anticipating what areas will need to be lit and waiting for optimum balance between inside and out.