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Taking pictures in bright sun?

 
jeljohns
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Sep 11, 2010 14:13 |  #1

I'm curious about how to take better pictures in bright sun. This picture was taken at a parade, which are always are the worst time of the day--bright sun. I noticed a lot of newspaper photographers there were using flash.

Just need pointers for better bright sun pics.

Thanks!

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Sep 11, 2010 14:20 |  #2

Because your digital camera does not have a huge dynamic range, if you are close enough to your subjects, a flash can be your friend, for it will fill in those dark shadow areas.


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Sep 11, 2010 16:43 |  #3

jeljohns wrote in post #10890537 (external link)
Just need pointers for better bright sun pics.

Follow the shadows and learn.

In the above image, the shadows track from left to right. If the sun comes from a specific direction, make sure the sun is at your back.

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Actual parade pictures where the shooting location was adjusted so the sun was behind the camera position.



  
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Sep 11, 2010 16:57 |  #4

When you can control the direction you shoot from and the sun is not directly overhead, place the sun at your back.

If the sun is overhead (like 10:00 to 2:00 or so) or you cannot control the direction of shooting, use flash. The most common use of flash for me is in bright sunlight.


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