Photographing Dust And Water: National Geographic Photography

Produced in Partnership With National Geographic

Professional photographers know not to shy away from otherwise destructive natural elements while taking photos. Two great examples of this are dust and light. They’re the secret to colorful morning and evening light.

Why? Because when the atmosphere comes through the dust or after a storm, it refracts and creates colors.

  1. With dust, you tend to get oranges.
  2. With water, you tend to get pinks and purples.

Watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation about using dust and water in your photographs, hosted by National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths.

Masters of Photography by The Great CoursesThis helpful tip is just one of hundreds of techniques found in the course National Geographic Masters of Photography, available to stream now on The Great Courses Plus.