Helpful Tips For Shooting In Direct Sunlight
In the summertime, the sun can be a blessing to beachgoers, or a curse to photographers. A scorching sun directly overhead can wreak havoc on your best-laid plans for creative photographic freedom, forcing harsh direct top-lighting and dark, contrasty shadows. While dramatic, this isn't exactly the look that most folks are seeking for their romantic wedding photos.
You can't control the weather, so what can you do to prevent bright overhead sunshine from ruining your shoot?
Thankfully, our friend and fellow photographer John Branch IV is an expert at this kind of thing. He's seen it all , having shot plenty of weddings in both rain and shine. Below, you'll find some of his best tips to use before, during, and after your session to avoid getting creatively burned when shooting on a bright, sunny day.