​Use sunlight to take professional photos

​Use sunlight to take professional photos

Whether shooting portraits, landscapes or other subjects, sunlight is also a kind of light that can be both loved and hated. Although it can make the subject feel full of light, canvas prints its uncertain direction (and intensity) is often a headache. How can you make good use of the sun to take professional photos? Here are 3 methods, together to refer to!

One, backlight shot a soft feeling

"Backlight" is the light source behind the main body, but the exposure is subject to the main body, take out the photo background will be exposed, but the main body exposure is normal, this can make the photo with a soft feeling, if it is taken portrait photos, canvas online more can be taken from the side of the head exudates, glittering golden effect! For more backlighting tips, see this and this article.

Two, take a silhouette

Like the setting of the first shot, but the exposure is based on the background (sky/sun), so if the light difference between the main body and the background is large enough, extra large canvas prints australia the main body will become silhouette! Sometimes you can deliberately darken the overall exposure (such as using the -eve method in aperture prerequisite mode) to make the silhouette more prominent and it is important to note that the focus needs to fall on the main body to keep the silhouette sharp.

Use flash light or reflector to fill the light

If you want to get a clear shot of your subject with the correct background exposure, you can try using a flash or reflector to fill in the light for your subject to get the best of both worlds! Some students will be very worried about the flash lamp will make photos appear very "fake", in fact, as long as the flash color using color paper or filter adjust to the same color with the background light can, of course, can also adjust their own more effort, so that the flash into the background light can be!

Four, some shooting point of direct sunlight

1. Auto focus may fail

As with shooting in very dark conditions, autofocus may fail when shooting the sun directly. You can first block the sun with your hand, recompose with a half-focus, or use manual focus.

Use sunlight to take professional photos

White balance may be affected

White balance can be affected in bright light. Take a few shots to adjust the white balance, or shoot RAW to modify the white balance on the computer.

3. Don't shoot the sun for too long

Keeps your camera facing the sun for long periods of time? You may damage the sensor. Do not keep your camera facing the sun for long periods of time.

4. Think carefully about timing

If you have time to plan your journey, consider the position and impact of the sun at different times. For example, the sun is often overhead in the middle of the day. And the dusk of the sun will have a warm color, into a special feeling.

5. Make good use of other "external light sources"

It is not necessary to use flash when filling light; you can carefully watch other external light source, such as water surface, glass reflection, or street lamp, flame light, also can make your work more characteristic!

6. Postscript magic

To balance the difference between the sky and the subject, you can also use a technique like HDR, which is to take two different exposures of the same scene depending on the background and subject, aluminum photo prints and then combine them using software such as Photoshop. You can also create a similar effect on RAW.

18th Nov 2019

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