Portrait: Shooting in Broad Daylight

Shooting in a hot noon day sun creates challenges due to overexposure.  Turning the dial of your DSLR to manual will help you control how much light gets into the lens in order to give your images the right shades.

I shot the images below using my Canon 6D. I used both a fixed 50mm lens and a 70-300mm zoom lens to get various depth of fields and color saturations. I also employed a reflector for some of the shots.

Shot with a fixed 50mm lens

In direct sunlight


Shot with a 300mm lens


David Gitonga




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