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!