Sunny Day, Camera away?
Did you get a chance to read my other blog about what to do on a rainy day? Do not worry, you can read it after this one.
The sun rarely comes out in the UK, its that rare I needed to write this blog. Otherwise, I do not think I would remember how to take photos on a sunny day. If you believe you could suffer the same fate, read on…
Noon equals DOOM
If it is possible, avoid shooting at noon or just after noon. This is because the sun is at its highest point and will create awful harsh shadows on your model. Also it just does not look as flattering as the light does around sunrise or sunset. However, if you can not avoid noon, it is best to use a diffuser or a flash to fill in the shadows. The diffuser will soften the light making it look more flattering.
Have you ever wanted to shoot the sun so it “appears” like a star in the sky instead of a bright overexposed blob? Well I can help you out.
If you click your camera into aperture mode and scroll to F16. Now point it towards the sun, snap the shot and you are welcome. It really is that easy, but make sure you shoot in RAW so you can edit the photo.
It really is just black and white
It may come as a shock(or not) but shooting in black and white on a sunny day can create some amazing images.
I hope you enjoyed my blog post, if you did, please leave me a comment and share it. Lets hope we have somemore sunny days!