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Shawna Lei 

Harsh Midday Sunlight

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I recently shot a friend's son's birthday party. The problem was there was a reptile show in the front yard in the direct midday sun (no shade available). Without reflectors sitting around that would get in the way, what do you suggest to make the best of the situation? Should I have used a flash unit?

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4/8/2010 12:05:02 PM

Carlton Ward
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/13/2005
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  Yes Shawna,
I use my flash for daytime shooting more than night time shooting for this very reason - fill light. It will keep those hard shadows in check. Cheers,

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4/8/2010 5:35:28 PM

Kenneth De Pree
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/15/2008
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  Clone those 3 wires out. They are a bigger problem than the shadows on the face.

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4/10/2010 5:58:33 PM

Dennis Flanagan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2005
  You can also meter for the face to reduce some of the effects of backlighting.

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4/11/2010 8:25:00 PM

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