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Dec 31, 2009 14:32 |  #1

Ok, being pretty new to all this, and thinking about sticking my toe in the water on some family stuff, kids, seniors (location shoots) I have a question about mid-day sun.

Saw a thread in the people section just now where the photog was only given the option of shooting at high noon. As a result, the faces were full of shadow and the light was REALLY harsh when they weren't shaded.

If a client puts you in the noon-time sun, what kinds of tricks are good to work with that light to avoid shadowed faces & harsh highlights (besides finding shade)?

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Dec 31, 2009 14:37 |  #2

Fill flash is about the only option if you're in bright mid-day sun. You overexpose a bit and get that "dreamy summer" feel to them...




  
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Dec 31, 2009 14:58 |  #3

Todd Lambert wrote in post #9297773 (external link)
Fill flash is about the only option if you're in bright mid-day sun. You overexpose a bit and get that "dreamy summer" feel to them...

Thanks Todd.

This is the thread that made me think of it.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=802874

I'm just starting to play with light, and since I won't have unlimited time to shoot I think I could see this timing happening to me. Trying to have some ideas before being stuck in that situataion.


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Dec 31, 2009 15:41 as a reply to  @ ckfishel2001's post |  #4

All you need is a butterfly diffuser. Movies shoot at noon all the time using butterflies and overheads (overheads are really big butterflies).

Here is an expensive butterfly setup:
http://www.sunbounce.c​om …p?id=swatt_the_​light0&L=1 (external link)

And here is a less expensive setup (you still need a grip head and pole to attach it to):
http://www.adorama.com​/MT159020.html (external link)

Just get someone to hold the butterfly between the sun and your subject and like magic you have instant soft light. You can throw in a little off camera flash if it looks too flat to you.


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Dec 31, 2009 16:38 |  #5

An assistant with a big translucent cloth panel (stretched over a plastic frame) held overhead to soften the light from the sun! Lightform and Photoflex offer the frames and the cloths.


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Dec 31, 2009 22:05 |  #6

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