Harsh Light Photo Contest: Honourable Mentions
Our second contest on ‘Tips On Beating Harsh Light‘ received some stunning entries made in bright sunlight.
Breaking away from the norm of shooting during magical golden hours, our readers get creative with the strong lighting conditions of midday. Thus, proving once again that there is no bad time for photography.
While we are busy choosing the winners here are some insightful tips from the photographers themselves:
The sun was shining down from the tree I took a break after some walking around. I got the idea of trying a zoom burst that I had read about it in Better Photography. I made the shutter speed slower so I can get time for the zoom effect and a narrow aperture so as to compensate for the light coming, which also got the starry effect on the sun. And then I just zoomed while clicking. Photograph/Ankit Purwar
Use a low ISO value, fast shutter speed and narrow aperture to compensate for the bright light. A reflector can be used to throw light on the subject. This picture was then taken at an angle that captured the resultant lens flare. Photograph/ Surendra Sachdeva
Shooting in harsh sunlight may cast strong shadows. Use it enhace the textures on the wall. You can also use include the shadows created in an interesting way. Photograph/Subhra Kar
This photo was made at 12 noon against the sun. I was able to capture the girl’s expression and other details in the image with the help of flash to fill light on her face. This prevented the image from becoming a silhouette. Photograph/ Umesh Daundkar
Harsh light can be used for creating interesting illusion. Photograph/Soumya Shankar Ghosal
Some more images from the contest we couldn’t resist sharing with you:
Photograph/Prasanth Kumar Nammalwar
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Photograph/Udayan Sankar Pal