Idiom of the Day
take one's cue from (someone)
to use another's behavior or reactions as a guide to one's own
The musicians took their cue from the conductor when the orchestra performed the musical piece.
Essential Photography Tips
Get up early stay out late
Photography is all about painting with light. Light is what gives your pictures contrast, shape and texture, and often the best light it that which appears at either end of the day when the sun is lower in the sky. At these times of day it casts longer, more extreme shadows, which in turn pick out small details, bumps and texture.
By shooting early in the morning and late in the afternoon, you ll achieve far more interesting results than you would at high noon when you ll spend more time controlling the light coming into your lens than you will manipulating your subjects to best exploit the shadows.It s a cliche, but this shot of Whitby Abbey wouldn t be nearly as atmospheric if it weren t taken at sundown.