Q&A: How to find good light at noon on a sunny day ? Part 1

Being a wedding photographer or a portrait photographer you are often forced to photograph at noon when the sun is at it’s highest. When I started out as a photographer that was a situation for me I struggled with.  To show you how to deal with that harsh lighting the best (my personal opinion) and to give you more confidence shooting at noon I prepared a little video. Before you click to watch it let me first apologize:

1. For my brilliant German accent.

2. For this video being only in English (with a German accent)

3. For those of you watching it and saying „What ! I would never do that“ – this is just my personal approach it might not be the best practise. It works for me !

4. For our first video and it’s technical difficulties. I hope you like it and learn something even if it is not perfect.

We already filmed this video and some more in March when the sun was super harsh. It took me a while to get used to editing video while listening to my own voice. So please forgive me for the delay. Please give a huge round of applause to Conrad who filmed this video and to Helen who was our wonderful patient model during this and several more videos (who will come soon).

Believe me it is a lot easier to speak to a person than to a camera :-)

I hope you like this little video feel free to leave your questions and comments below !


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The result: a portrait of Helen taken at high noon.

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