How to fill in harsh shadows when shooting in broad daylight?
You’ve got a perfect clear blue sky but your photo shoot is around midday and the lighting on the model’s face just looks harsh. What do you do?
- you use a light reflector. This is the easiest and most convenient solution when the light is too strong from one source.
- you use a lighting setup to fill in the shadows. This is the most expensive solution but will also provide the best results, unfortunately we don’t all go around carrying lights.
- you use you camera flash. This is a compromise solution but will work when nothing else is available.
- you move the photo shoot in the shadows, like a park, for example, where light naturally filters through the leaves. This is not exactly a solution but more of adaptation.
Make your own light reflector from a piece of white waxed cardboard and bring it with you at your next midday shooting.