Below is a video I made for you guys. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately concerning light, and how to deal with a very sunny day. So I thought it would be a good time to cover how to use sun to your advantage. Please keep in mind that while I prefer a soft, even type of light – it’s totally up to YOU. You are the artist.You decide what you prefer. There is no right or wrong answer.
All three images below were taken within seconds of each other. All we did was spin the model around to show how the direction we shot at in relation to the sun really had the ability to totally change the look and feel of the image. Just make sure that when you are shooting, you are concentrating on the light and how it’s making your model look. Are you using the available light to the best of your ability? Are you even thinking about it? As photographers, light is our friend. Learn to use it, learn to love it, and it will love you too :).
PS Big thanks to the model, my sister, Lizzie!