- August 8, 2012 at 11:13 am #13281
I have a Canon compact Powershot A1300. Recently I had been on a holiday with my family and took my camera for taking a lot of pictures of the place to share them with my friends. It was then that I noticed a strange behaviour of my camera. While I was able to make decent images of my niece all the time, the pictures shot outdoors in direct sunlight were quite disappointing.
I have seen quite a lot of images shot in the sun. Wanted to try something like that but ended up with dark photos of my niece. Why does that happen? Can you suggest me how to take such pictures, I mean the pictures in direct sunlight…August 14, 2012 at 5:46 am #13398
>When shooting outdoor with direct sunlight remember to try and place your subject in such a way that the sun is behind you and facing them. You can also experiment with with different angles such as side lighting to get dramatic shots.
>When shooting in harsh sunlight, turn on flash (set it to On not Auto). This is called a fill flash and will enable you to soften the shadaows on you subjects to an extent.
>When shooting with the sun behind your subjects, turn on flash (set the flash to On not Auto).
> Keep shooting and keep experimenting. The best way to get the results you want is to try out different setting and compare results.
cheersAugust 14, 2012 at 8:03 am #13399
And if spot-metering is available, do try that. Professionals using DSLRs may chose to use a GND filter to bring the sun in control. Also try shooting at a small aperture to limit the glow of the sun.
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