Christopher Grey on Photographing with the Sun

In the fifth installment of his ongoing series, Christopher Grey takes us out for some fun in the sun, showing us how to create pleasing lighting effects out of the typically-dreaded strong, midday sunlight.

A bright, overhead sun may be nice for a day at the beach, but it can be a challenge for photographers to work with. It creates very contrasty shadows and highlights at an unattractive angle. Christopher illustrates a variety of ways to shape sunlight into more pleasing forms during what is traditionally thought of as the worst time of day to photograph outside: 10am to 4pm. He shows the effects of scrims, a variety of reflectors, and strobes before using a high powered strobe to overpower the sun completely.

Read the full article for all of Christopher’s tips and tricks and, as always, feel free to experiment!

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