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by Miles Hecker

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo 
© Miles Hecker


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: 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


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, Digital single-lens reflex camera, Digital camera, Digital photography, Full-frame digital SLR, Angle of view, Taos Pueblo, 35 mm equivalent focal length

Entities: Taos Pueblo, WyoFOTO LLC, Casper College, Miles Hecker, Backpacker Magazine, Wyoming, New Mexico

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