Shooting in the middle of the day is a photography no-no but sometimes, especially when traveling, you have no choice but to make the most of the harsh light. Here are 6 summer photography shooting tips for getting better images in the heat of summer without having to carry a lot of extra tools with you.
Turn Your Back on the Sky But Face the Sun
It seems counterintuitive but you want your subject to face away from the sun. Light coming from behind your subject separates them from their background in a pleasing way. However, your subject’s face may be dark. To counter this, use Exposure Compensation or meter specifically for your subject. This may overexpose your background a bit but it beats having a squinting, raccoon-eyed subject.