Tip #21: Shooting in Direct Sunlight
Tips for Shooting in Direct Sunlight
Manually Expose When Shooting High Contrast Images with Direct Sunlight
See the photos on the left that were shot with auto exposure? Notice how the shadows are pretty bright compared to the photos on the right? The camera is trying to brighten those dark areas, which is why you have to set the exposure manually with one tap (see how in the video above).
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Utilizing direct sunlight in your photos can add an artistic flare with lots of contrast if you work the angles and camera settings properly. "Magic hours" are the BEST for soft, direct sunlit photos. Magic hours are the first hour of sunlight and the last hour before sundown. It's important you watch the video above to see how to exposure photos like this properly as your camera will be confused with such high contrasting spots on the screen.