Sunday, 10 April 2016

Taming The Sun (Part 2)

In Part 1 we laid the foundation for a couple of ways we can deal with bright sunshine and deep, dark shadows; and in this post we'll take a quick look at a very obvious way that costs absolutely nothing...
There's not a lot of point in a lighting diagram for this one, as the most basic option is to move into the shadows, or wait for a cloud to come over. Actually, that's what I did here and it results in a lovely soft light and a pleasing photograph, but it could be better as the subject has kind of blended into the background and what we'd like to achieve is some sort of separation between the subject and their background.

You may need to warm the image up just a tad too - here's the original that came straight out of the camera and it's got a blue tinge to it that can be easily removed.

Original image as shot, there a slight blue colour cast to it that was easily removed in Lightroom.

This solution was perhaps a bit of a cheat really, so in the remaining parts we'll look at how to control the sun and use it to our advantage if you can't get any shade and have a clear blue sky.

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