I am really excited to share tips for shooting in full sun or harsh light. Summer means late sunsets and lots of sun! Amiright!!?? I have learned to embrace the light and roll with it! When shooting weddings full sun and harsh light are simply a reality and often unavoidable. This family session was scheduled at 6:40pm as I knew the sun would sink behind the mountain by 7pm. Families take a few minutes to warm up for posing so this was a great time to snag candids of them. The sunnier and brighter images are backlit with full sun and the soft images were taken once the sun sank behind the mountain, this timeframe is known as “the golden hour”. The golden hour is described as 1 hour before and after the sun sets. I schedule every single session around the golden hour in order to achieve a consistent style. I’ve included an affiliate link to Amazon to order an Expodisk!
Tip # 1: Backlight your subject, place the sun at their backs to get even light on their face and a beautiful glow in their hair.
Tip #2: Custom White Balance, I use an expodisk to get great color in camera. Head to ExpoDisk’s website to learn more!
Tip #3: Back Button Focus, this is how I get images that are in focus every time. To enable back button focus you are disabling your shutter’s half press function, all this can be set up in the menu mode of your camera. Check your camera’s manual to set up back button focus or head to Canon’s website to learn more.
Thank you to the Wright and Lodge families for being so wonderful!!! We had such a blast!! The kiddos even got to take photos of each other for being such wonderful models!!