For years, I ran from the direct sun! I was always running to even shade, and praying for overcast days. I have learned embraced the sunshine. In fact, I’m sad when I have a shoot and the sun doesn’t come out to play. I think the trick is not thinking of it as sunlight, but as another light that I have in my bag of tricks. I use it just as if I were using a strobe. I love it when it’s really harsh at about 3:00 in the afternoon, but I also like it just before the sunset as it’s just on the horizon. If you notice, I try not to get harsh raccoon eyes that sometimes happen when you are in the direct sun. The way to avoid these is to have your subject “bask”…you know….face to the sky…..oh, what a glorious day:) It’s also fun to see what magic happens when the sun is setting, also, don’t forget to look for neat shadows that happen as the sun shines through random objects throughout the day.
Here are a few images where I was using the sun.
Now you try! Go use the sun, Post it on your blog, and leave the link to your post in the comments area below so we can see what you’ve done.
April 13th, I’ll post my favorite, and I’ll send you a $50 gift certificate to Target.