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.