How to photograph portraits in harsh sunlight

Hard midday sun can be brutal on portraits. You’ll learn to work with and not against your conditions.

Harsh sunlight is high contrast and very bright. Not only do you have hard shadows on the face to contend with, but it can also be very difficult for models with light coloured eyes, who struggle to keep their eyes open!

In this tutorial, Gina will share with you:

  • Her go-to hacks for dealing with harsh sunlight when you don’t have a flash
  • Where and how to create the most beautiful light for portraits
  • How to expose for skin tones when you are shooting backlit and your camera’s light meter botches the exposure.

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About Gina

About Gina

Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’... READ MORE

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