Shooting outside in bright sunlight scares many photographers. I always see people saying to not go out and shoot portraits when the sun’s high in the sky. To wait until golden hour and shoot in the sunset, or only go out on a cloudy day. Well, I think that’s nonsense. There’s so much you can do with bright contrasty sunlight. In this video from Shutterbug Magazine, photographer James Patrick shows us five great tips for working with it.
Sometimes, you just can’t find open shade, or you’re in a rush and just need to get something shot quickly. If you’ve thought about having a go at outdoor portraits, give some of these tricks a try.