St Michael, Braydeston, Norfolk

  • evissa 8y

    This is lovely!!!!
  • Rich Brown Photography 8y

    Your images of stained glass are inspirational! I find they're quite technical to capture! Any advice?
  • Simon K PRO 8y

    I think it all comes back to what we all learned when we first started taking photography seriously. When we wield our cameras, we are not capturing objects, we are capturing light. In a way, photographing stained glass ought to be easiest of all, because the nature of the light is obvious, and it is easily measured. The important thing is to have a decent light outside - not too bright, especially on the south side of a church. It should be, ideally, fairly dull inside the building - certainly no lights on. Basically, it should be brighter outside than it is inside, but sunny days are hopeless - they burn out the whites in south facing windows, and the light filling the church makes north side windows reflect rather than refract.

    Other than that, watch the white balance, and keep it steady! I don't use a tripod - I don't own one - but following the rules above makes hand-held shots possible 90% of the time.
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