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by Miles Hecker

San Fran de Asis

San Francisco de Asis Church 
© David Brookover


Shots of this church exterior work best in soft  or overcast light.  David Brookover  shot this  the stormy afternoon in early October. It was shot at a 20mm focal length equivalent on an 8x10 view camera. 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. Indoors, use available light. Flash is intrusive and inappropriate in a house of worship. Respect those in prayer, even if you don't share their devotion. Flash usage is forbidden in this church.


LENS: 17-35mm for 35mm cameras,  10-22mm for crop sensor cameras

FILTERS: none needed


Negative films: the B&W film of your choice


See: Digital cameras for landscape work.


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 from Natures Best magazine,, The Luminous Landscape and Wyoming 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 of WyoFOTO LLC.



November, 2010
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Concepts: Photography, Camera, Depth of field, Digital camera, Optics, Focal length, Single-lens reflex camera, Image

Entities: WyoFOTO LLC, Casper College, Miles Hecker, David Brookover, Backpacker Magazine, Wyoming, New Mexico

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