Finn Dudaniec Photography | Hard sunlight panic!

Hard sunlight panic!

May 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Everybody loves the sun, especially for a wedding, don't they? Everybody with the exception of photographers that is. Well, yes and no. You can't beat the energy the sun brings to a wedding but in terms of the job of exposure, it's damn hard work. Hard sunlight creates a plethora of problems that nobody but your photographer will understand (or care about) which further adds to the challenge. So, what's the problem? In a nutshell it's to do with the extreme range between the light and the shade that goes beyond the capabilities of a sensor's dynamic range, blown-out skies and hard-shadowy portraits. There are a few strategies - shoot inside, in the shade or with the sun behind the subject as much as possible, use fill-flash where appropriate, be ready to make the most of the late evening when the extremes have reduced and it's more possible to expose for both subject and background.

 

 


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