Chapter One. Direct Sunlight

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A bright and sunny day can be a blessing for a photographer, but it can also be a curse. What do you do when you must shoot at high noon with the sun blaring down? Natural light can be beautiful and sweet, but at times it can also be brutal and harsh. Luckily, if you pay close attention to your surroundings, you can rise to the challenge. You can turn high noon and direct sunlight into the ideal type of light. You can make your subjects glow and bend the natural light to your will. It’s not magic, and it’s no secret.

In this chapter, we’ll explain some of your options when your portrait session, wedding, or other event ...

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