The Guest Feature
Portraits on the Move
Inevitably when traveling, I frequently arrive on location at the worst time of day. Midday sun will often be blazing down and causing me all sorts of problems with lighting. If you find yourself with this problem, then don’t despair – there are ways to overcome it.
Many people advise shooting in the golden hours – in early morning and later afternoon. That’s great advice if you have the luxury of time on your hands, but sometimes you just have to work with what you’ve got. I’ve spent a lot of time shooting in the tropics and equatorial regions – most recently I’ve just returned from a month in Myanmar. The harsh sunlight that often prevails for much of the day can be a photographer’s worst enemy, but get out of that sun and suddenly the opportunities for decent images increase dramatically.
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