The first comfortably warm days of spring open the season for plein air photoshoots – professional and otherwise. Children, dogs and significant ones are being dragged outside to be shot by professional photographers and keepsake enthusiasts.
Our team members will undoubtedly follow the trend and force our dear ones pose forever by the flowers to capture that brilliant picture that they will love us for, at least some day if they are kids. Pets will never understand.
Now, how often has it happened to you that upon a closer look at home you realize the faces in the photos are overexposed or spotty with light and shadows? Quite a lot, I bet! So, we’ve compiled some advice that might help you prevent such disappointments.
Keep Away From the Sun
Under the direct sun the picture is guaranteed to be overexposed and the person’s face will have strong shadows distorting the image. Even your nose can cast such a shadow.
First Tree of the Forest Trick
Shooting under the trees is very tricky. when the sun shines through the branches it throws spots of light on the subject making the photo look weird. By putting the person under the first row of trees you block the downward rays from the sun, while the subject looks out to the open and bright area. This brightens the face.
Find a Shadow or Wait for a Cloud
The best weather for outside photography is overcast. But who’s gonna head to the park when it’s iffy outside? If there are no clouds that day, move your photoshoot to a shadow.
Shoot From Below
This works for close portraits. The subject will block the sun for you. To make this angle more attractive tell the person to lean forward over the waist line.
I hope your images look great and if not, PhotoHand wizards will photoshop them to perfection for you.