If you are a Shutterbug like me and you enjoy taking photos outdoors, often be in direct sunlight. Apart from protection from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and by applying sunscreen every two hours, there is one more thing you can do. And it’s good for your photos and you – Take pictures in the early morning or late afternoon when sunlight, including UV light is less intense. When the Sun Peaks intensity around noon, and shoot some pictures, is likely to see heavy dark shadows and bright highlights. These are translated into light and dark areas in your photos and the lack of detail. “The worst lighting for portraits of people is in direct sunlight at noon,” says photo editor of the magazine in the Complete Idiot’s Guide to photography as a professional. Furthermore, if the subject is facing the sun, he or she will certainly squinting, and direct sunlight can accentuate wrinkles. On the other hand, if you shoot toward the sun, the topic your photos can be too dark if you focus on bright areas or too light if you focus on the dark areas.
The camera compensates for high contrast between light and dark underexposing or overexposure of the film in an attempt to strike a balance between light and dark areas. However, one solution is to use fill flash or reflection (card) filler to reduce the contrast of the subject’s face, and to eliminate unattractive, deep shadows. Otherwise, take the pictures in the morning before 10 am or wait until later in the day after 4 pm, when sunlight is less intense and less likely to sunburn and skin damage. Early in the morning and evening, sunlight must pass through more atmosphere. Therefore, blue light is scattered, leaving the longer wavelengths, like red and orange, which are not easily dispersed. When the sun is low in the sky, you will be able to catch the lights of their eyes subjects “, and to look towards the sun.
There will be more room (scattered) light and less contrast between light and darkness. Details The result will be more expensive. And his portraits of people taking different camera angles and in different times, from morning to mid-and later in the afternoon until dusk. Experiment. However, please do not look through his camera toward the sun, nor the model to look directly at the sun.