Remember the Newbie Chronicles I did a while back about being a new photographer with a camera and all of the things I was learning? I’ve decided to bring this series back. It was a weekly post, but I’ve decided to change it to a monthly post. Basically, a monthly post with photography tips I wish someone had told me about when I first started out.
First, because I really really love photography and think everyone should know how to take a good basic photo. Next, because it just gives me an excuse to talk about what I’m learning( even after a year with this camera) everyday. It kind of reinforces, in my mind at least, things that I’ve been learning. And I firmly believe in passing on info that I learn. Especially when it comes to photography.
So anyway, this month I wanted to talk about taking photos in midday sun.
When I first started taking photos, and was really getting into taking photography seriously, I was obsessed with when I could take photos. Sunrise and near sunset( the golden hours) was really the only time I allowed myself to take photos outside. I was afraid of photos in midday sun. I was afraid of this:
Squinting eyes, harsh light….blah blah blah.
Now I took this class in February.
Which just goes to show that you that with photography, you should never really stop learning.
I decided to try it out and came up with this.
In the middle of the day. With the sun blazing! No clouds!
But in the shade of my garage.
You see, Pookah was facing the sun, but he wasn’t IN it.
I’ve always struggled to get “Catch lights” , those little lights in the eyes that give them light. But with Pookah in the shade of the garage, facing the sun, I got them.
Now this photo is by no means perfect, but I posted it to show that you can get great photos in the middle of the day with a little creativity and thought.
Photography always gives me something new to learn. Everyday.
Now go out and shoot!
Note: these photos were shot with my Canon Rebel T3 and my Canon 50mm 1.4 Lens.