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SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY TIP NO.5: Shooting in full sun⠀

When I’m working with my clients outdoors, I always keep an eye out for a good patch of shade. A shady spot is always preferable to shooting in full sun. Think about how people look when you take their photos in a really sunny spot- they will most probably be squinting, their skin will end up looking really over-exposed and they will have nasty shadows under their eyes & nose. Not quite the look you are going for, huh?⠀ ⠀ You may struggle at first to find good, open shade but if you start to keep an eye out when you are on the move, you can find perfect patches of shade from trees, buildings, hills, a fleeting cloud if you’re lucky, the side of a cliff casting a shadow on a beach, or even a person (depending on size of subject; i’ll often ask a parent to stand over their child until they have created a full patch of shade over their child.) Or you might find that the side of the barn is giving just the perfect amount of shade for your new piggy friend.⠀ ⠀

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