Outdoor Lighting However, contrary to popular belief and as noted earlier, a beautiful day doesn’t entitle one to beautiful shots. If anything, a photographer is faced with a diffi cult quandary: the dichotomy between deep shade and bright glare. Nevertheless, strong daylight also has some distinct advantages. It allows the photographer to use small apertures (i.e., f/8 to f/22) for a greater range of depth of fi eld, to utilize
faster shutter speeds (i.e., 1/125 or greater) to capture anything in motion, and to take pictures using lower ISO ratings to maximize image quality.