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6 ways to keep shooting in harsh light: 06. Find shade

6. Find shade

Our final way to deal with harsh light is to get out of it and find some shade.

It’s a technique that’s favoured by many professional wedding and portrait photographers.

Positioning your subject in the shade of a tree means that they won’t be squinting into the sun and you can use a burst of flash to lift the exposure so that they look as bright as the surroundings beyond the shade.

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