Laura in Brisbane, Australia writes:
"I recently did a morning shoot that was timed in such a way that I was pretty much shooting into the sun for the main exterior shot for the listing. I simply didn’t know how to handle it. So I just guessed that I had to use a smaller aperture. The shot came out okay but I feel it was just dumb luck. How can I deal with this issue better for next time?"
With all the remarkable advances in sensor technology and processing software--especially Camera Raw--it's become significantly easier to capture great exterior shots. Shooting into the sun though, requires special consideration. Yes, we try to schedule our shoots at the most preferable times of day of course, but invariably, we get the odd instance when, despite our best efforts, we end up taking at least one exterior shot shooting into the sun, like Laura describes.
Generally, there are a few go-to items that I think many shooters rely on and I’m hoping others will offer their own suggestions and experience to boot. Here goes:
What others tips/tricks/techniques can you suggest to Linda?