National Geographic : 2015 Jul
Capturing Natural Light Nevada Wier, award-winning National Geographic contributing photographer and world traveler, shares her insights on creating the best image. THROUGH THE LENS ADVERTISEMENT “Light is the single most important element in photography. The trick is to use it in a startling way. I like photographing at the edge of light, when sunrise and sunset can produce such extreme colors. Both of these images were made in equatorial parts of the world where those transition times and hues are fast and feeting. I photographed the U Bein Bridge, in Myanmar, just after sunset. The moving bicycles, tree limbs, bold yellow, and silhouette show how light, color, action, and pattern can combine in one instant to make an image unique. The fshing nets in Cochin, India, were also photographed at sunset. In this case, that little blue sail against the orange sky became the special punctuation that I needed to set the image apart. You can’t plan pictures like these, but you can train your eye to be ready for them. The right design, framing, and moment all matter—but light binds it all together.” Light also plays a critical role in vision and how you see the world. That’s why Nevada insists on Transitions ® SignatureTM lenses when choosing a pair of glasses to wear throughout the day. Transitions ® adaptive lensesTM flter just the right amount of light. So you see everything the way it’s meant to be seen. Maybe even a little better. Find out more at transitions.com.