11 Great Tips For Taking Photos In Direct Sunlight

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Taking photos in direct sunlight is often like oil and water, right? For a lot of beginners and even advanced photographers, direct sunlight is a no-no when taking photographs and they often avoid it.

In fact, one of the first tip someone might give you about taking pictures in direct sunlight is don’t.

Direct Sunlightphoto by Florian Forster

That is to say that if you can avoid taking pictures during times when the sun is at its brightest, then maybe you should. For example, if you can move your subject into the shade, then you could easily avoid the high contrast, the highlights that are all wrong, the strong shadows, the oversaturated colors, or the lens flaring. These are usually the problems that crop up when you take pictures under the direct light or rays of the sun.

There are times, though, when it is just inevitable and you would need to shoot under bright, glaring daylight. Perhaps the family is at the beach or you have a client that wants to shoot outdoors at noon. How are you going to do it?

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