It’s summer time which means that you will be spending a lot of time outside with your camera in the sun. A lot of photographers try not to shoot when the sun this super harsh (myself included) but here is a little trick you can use if you need to.
Grab your reflector and place it above your subject as a skim or diffuser. I helps to reduce how harsh the sun hits your subject. I realize most of us are moms and probably don’t carry around our reflector. However, this is a fun tip to use if you know you will be taking pictures during mid day. Be sure to have an assistant with you to hold the reflector. This photo was during mid-day with some harsh sun.
Listen, I love shooting in the golden hour just as much as the next guy. That being said, if I know I want or need to take some pictures of my daughters at a certain location and it will be less crowded or I can’t get there during the golden hour, I’m glad to have this trick in my pocket. I got this tip from Lynne in one of her amazing workshops at Clickin’ Moms.