Shooting Creatively in Midday Light

Layne Kennedy
Duration:   5  mins

Midday lighting has long been the bane of many a photographer’s existence. It can be harsh, making it difficult to get a great shot that isn’t washed out or over-processed. You’ll get some great tips on composition and technique as well as a few cool work-arounds.

Most photographers know that natural midday light can be harsh and difficult to work with. This session provides tips for shooting outside in midday lighting. In the video you will explore a beach and learn about getting great shots even when the sun is at its highest. Learn about exposure considerations for midday light and how to work with lighting by using some simple yet clever techniques that will bring your photos to life.

This session will also provide tips on creative composition and special lighting techniques that will allow you to work with direct overhead sunlight, even using it to your advantage to get great beach shots.


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