New York City: Shooting It Like a Pro

Temple of Dendur

The cavernous gallery housing the famed Egyptian Temple faces north, which means that mid-day light never shines directly on the exhibit, but filters throug the glass, providing delicate shadows and soft highlights. KATJA HEINEMANN / AURORA FOR TIME
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Heinemann recommends visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art at midday, when the light is too harsh for outdoor photography, but perfect for indoor work. The cavernous gallery housing the famed Egyptian collection, including the Temple of Dendur faces north, which means that midday light never shines directly on the exhibit; rather it filters through the glass, providing delicate shadows and soft highlights.

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