I look even goofier than usual doing it, but if you want to really tune in to how light will be hitting your subject, just look at how it hits your hand… and watch as you move your hand to different areas.
Above was pretty good light, and moving to a slightly different angle was bad (this was ‘open shade’ and the light was mostly refelected into the area from the sunny yard, walk, etc)

and the final area I decided to shoot, the light was best at the same angle I first saw:

So side by side (good, bad, good):

and then the final photos using that handy light:
 

This shoot was the beginning of the Tribute to Al and Carolie Simone at RIT… I went over to Liberty Hill and scoped out the best location and did family photos for the Simones.

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