See the stunning images in the 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest
Finding the right light isn’t as easy as it sounds, but these tips will help.
Have a dark corner but no room for an end table? Try a floor lamp. Besides his own, Rick Singleton, a D.C.-based lighting artist, thinks there are three good types of floor lamps to go with. The first is a torchier on a dimmer. “You get the light that bounces off the ceiling and diffuses around the room,” he says. The second is a multi-armed candelabrum with a shade. And the third is a pharmacy lamp, such as Restoration Hardware’s 1900s Pharmacy Floor Lamp, good for reading ($249, www.restorationhardware.com).Restoration Hardware
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.