How to get better photos on a bright sunny day

22 May 2018

You might think photos on a bright sunny day will look great but actually our cameras struggle with the contrast in the highlights and shadows and can result in poor images.

Why? The sun so far away and is a hard light source so it creates dark defined shadows. Whereas on a cloudy day the light is softer because the clouds diffuse the suns harshness and scatter the light leaving the shadows subtle or not visible at all.

So does that mean for a more flattering light on our faces we only ever take photos on a cloudy day?

Here’s a quick tip on how to get round this if you’re out and about on a bright sunny day and want to get some great selfies or family snaps that you’ll be really pleased with.

Also checkout my indoor lighting tip here