Wednesday, February 17, 2016

#Photography: 3 Easy Techniques You Can Use To Take Better Portraits In The Overhead Sun

To new photographers, it might seem as though the best time to take photos is when the sun is out and cascading warm, bright light down onto the world. The reality is, trying to take photos in the shining midday sun can actually make it more difficult to take a properly exposed photo–in fact, many photographers prefer to shoot on overcast days! The reason is because the sun, especially when it’s overhead during noon hours, tends to cast shadows which rarely do any favors for a nice composition. Whereas, when it’s overcast and cloudy outside, the light will be softer and more appealing. That makes a huge difference when you’re shooting portraits and don’t want dark shadows falling under your subjects eye (or anywhere on the frame for that matter).
Unfortunately, we can’t always wait for a cloudy day to go take photos. Instead, we have to learn how to make the best of what we have to work with–and if you’re dealt a sunny day, that means knowing how to avoid letting unsightly shadows become the star of the show. To help get you on the right track, here’s a few tried and true best practices that can help you do just that.

#Photography: 3 Easy Techniques You Can Use To Take Better Portraits In The Overhead Sun