The sun is out, and summer is in full gear, so how do we deal with direct sunlight photography? I have five easy steps to improve your outdoor photos when bright sun is breathing down your neck.
The key to working with outdoor lighting and improving your direct sunlight photography is slowing down. We’ve got to take a deep breath and slow ourselves down before we start shooting. We’ve got to become aware of where the light is, the direction the light is coming from, and how the light looks on our subjects. When we don’t slow down and pay attention to the light, we end up rushing into photos that look like this! Look familiar?
Step 1: Slow down—breathe. Resist putting the camera to your eye until you’ve taken note of the sun’s position.