How to Shoot in Hard Sun

(8 customer reviews)

Most photographers will schedule their shoots around sunrise or sunset to avoid that hard mid-day sun, but in this segment, Felix will show you how to harness intense sunlight to create images at any time of day! Watch as he brings you through three different scenarios and gives you his favorite techniques to create soft and beautiful portraits anywhere – and anytime!

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How to Shoot in Hard Sun

Most photographers will schedule their shoots around sunrise or sunset to avoid that hard mid-day sun, but in this segment, Felix will show you how to harness intense sunlight to create images at any time of day! Watch as he brings you through three different scenarios and gives you his favorite techniques to create soft and beautiful portraits anywhere – and anytime!

8 Reviews

“Thanks so much for this simple tutorial of taming the sun! My only question is why you had your model facing the sun instead of having her backlite? I have always thought you should never have your subject facing the sun?”

Nellie P.

“Hey guys. I live in Phoenix where we have an abundance of sun...all year round. This portion of the tutorial really does show how to cut the hard light you don't want, and add the soft light you do want, while still incorporating the environment. Felix explained this perfectly with amazing result. Thank you Felix.”

Kavan L.

“I have a toddler and getting nice light in the evening or mornings is often during her sleeping time. This makes it seem relatively simple for me to enhance the light during her waking hours outdoors!”

Heidi H.

“Felix! The way you break everything down and show what we can think about before even taking a photograph. It instils so much confidence to take these principles and go to any location! Thank you as ever.”

Siorna A.

“I frequently shoot on the beach in Maryland. Very sunny! I've been using HSS, which is "okay", but using the cover and fill is brilliant, and it allows me to not worry about recycle time and battery power on my strobes, so I can take more images!”

Amy M.

“Go figure! I live in The Bahamas as well. Everything that Tanya said about the harsh light, glare from water, sand, etc. creates many challenges on location here. This series compliments the skills I learned from Felix in the original Lighting Series. The tips and tricks provided in the series have certainly increased my confidence to step into many different lighting situations.”

Shawn P.

“I live in The Bahamas. We have all of the sun plus the glare from white sand. This series solves so many challenges for me. I am a location photographer with no assistant. The solutions have to be simple, effective and amazing. I’m still learning so much from the original Lighting Series. This series is next level for someone like me.”

Tanya M.

“Still watching the videos in the series however these three setups may be my new favorite go-to's. I live in Houston, Texas. We have A LOT of sunny days and mild winters which is great for year-round on location sessions. I've learned so many new simple tips and tricks in just in these three videos. I can already tell I will feel even more confident during my next session. Bring on the sun!”

Angi L.