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How to Take Better Portraits in Bright Sunlight

Shoot From The Hip, Episode #6

Have you ever tried taking photos of kids, family or friends outside on a really bright day and struggled with squinting, harsh shadows and unflattering light?

If you want to dramatically improve the look and feel of your outdoor portraits, find some shade (tree, building, etc…). Shade evens out the light, reduces ugly shadows and allows the subject to have a natural expression.

In this episode, Zealand (my baby boy) and I run around an open field in the middle of the day. Probably the worst time to take pictures with the sun directly overhead.

Oh yeah, and I get photobombed by a tree. :)

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