How to Take Better Portraits in Bright Sunlight – Shoot from the Hip Photography Vlog (Ep #6)

How to Take Better Portraits in Bright Sunlight – Shoot from the Hip Photography Vlog (Ep #6)

Have you ever tried taking photos of kids, family or friends outside on a really bright day and struggled with squinting, harsh shadows and unflattering light?

If you want to dramatically improve the look and feel of your outdoor portraits, find some shade (tree, building, etc…). Shade evens out the light, reduces ugly shadows and allows the subject to have a natural expression.

In this episode, Zealand (my baby boy) and I run around an open field in the middle of the day. Probably the worst time to take pictures with the sun directly overhead.

Oh yeah, and I get photobombed by a tree. πŸ™‚

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32 thoughts on “How to Take Better Portraits in Bright Sunlight – Shoot from the Hip Photography Vlog (Ep #6)

  • February 13, 2018 at 8:44 pm
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    can you tell me the settings for your camera in the shade

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm
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    hi….can you give us tutorials about movie shooting …thanx

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm
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    Nadong Sara goro. mui odong agolon badi dilongon.

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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    Your videos are very helpful! You’re a very good and nice teacher πŸ™‚

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    I suggest putting the subject with the light behind him and do a force flash possibly with a balloon over the flash to make it softer, and there’s other tricks for soft flash, also do a three-quarter light so it’s partially on the face but still behind as you want to get that glowing outline of the light on the subject!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    Let’s see your "Canons" loll right on

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:54 pm
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    helpful, can you tell what aperture should be set when shooting under bright sunlight with 35mm lens? And what aperture did you set while taking picture of this little cutie? Sometimes I can’t focus full object in focus when I set f stop number lower. May be this is because of less depth of field in 35mm DX lens or what?

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:54 pm
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    so for these video…EP#6 what were the settings, the Mode etc. P/Auto/Manual etc?

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:55 pm
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    I just stumbled across your wonderful videos and I must commend you for having captions with your videos. I’m a Deaf aspiring photographer. I took photography in high school which was awhile ago and your videos are a super helpful refresher course. Thanks for taking the time to share this and for including captions. πŸ™‚

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  • February 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm
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    So good! Thank you!!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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    that doesn’t tell you how to take better portraits in bright sunlight. you’re just saying take photos in the shade…

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:08 pm
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    Another good tip – thank you.

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:12 pm
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    Do you use flash when you take outdoor photos?

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:12 pm
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    So what happened if we dont have the shades? Like at the beach….what should I do with my camera, to lower the harshed light? I’m using XE2 btw. Is there any simple setting (since it doesn’t has auto mode like X20)Β for XE2?

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:14 pm
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    best episodes ever seen on YouTube ,thanks a lot Mr.Moose i appreciate your flawless work.Keep posting may God bless with tons of happiness..!!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:15 pm
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    what kind of camera and lens are u using to take these photos pls?

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm
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    Your channel is my absolute favorite!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:18 pm
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    Really? That’s your answer as to how to shoot photos in bright sunlight; go over into the shade. Wow, never thought of that one!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm
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    Another great one Moose! As a father myself it’s really nice to see you include your kids in your videos and STILL manage to give us some relevant and useful content! Kudos!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:21 pm
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    in this vid: How to take better shots in harsh light. Step 1: Don’t. Step 2: Take pics in diffused light.

    Tell that to someone in the desert.

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    Another great video! It’s one thing to tell people the right way to do it … and it’s SO much better for my brain to see it. Love seeing your interaction with your boys! The cannons were awesome! (For the record I was totally singing along at the end. Fairly sure I could sing that one in. my. sleep. HA!)

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm
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    i love all of your videos!!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm
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    hi sir.
    really i impressed with your video just by watching your tutorial about white balence which made me to understand.but may i know WHICH PICTURE CONTROL AND WHITE BALENCE MODE that you have used while cliking that child’s potrait.
    waitimg for your reply
    thank u

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:30 pm
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    thanks bro..! it’s really helpful for me.

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:30 pm
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    Hey, I just watched this now and I couldn’t help but subscribe and turn on post notifications for your page. I’m a semi-professional photographer, and although I’m familiar with advanced techniques, I’ve been able to learn a lot from your tutorials! I use a Nikon D5300 with an 18-140mm lens. Please do continue making amazing videos like these!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm
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    beautiful son you have you are truly blessed

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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    Hey, You should do a video on taking photos from Phones…

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:36 pm
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    can u suggest an "all in one" travelling lens? not so expensive but the quality is not compromised. still with good quality photos.

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    thanks for this!! can you tell this newbie the camera settings for this? I have a Nikon d3300.

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:39 pm
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    Really interesting, just love the episodes. Thank you for the advice!

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:42 pm
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    What a tutorial ????? You show me what ? Aperture? Shutter speed? ISO? Ev ? ?????

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  • February 13, 2018 at 9:43 pm
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    great tips!!!

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