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Direct Sunlight... How can i get a softer look with my pictures. Sometimes I get shadows under the eyes, which makes the photo of a person look unprofessional. I want that clear professional look. I find it difficult to get beautiful and better shots in direct sunlight...Perhaps i'm doing something wrong!

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Try adding a bit of fill in flash. It's difficult in direct sun, as if the sun is behind YOU the subject may be squinting. If the sun is behind the subject you will need lots of flash to compensate for the face being in shadow.

If you are posing the shot, put the sun behind and to one side of the sitter and use a good reflector to bounce light back toward them with the reflector at eye level. The reflector does not have to be a special bought item. A sheet of really thick whit card, taped to a tripod will do just as well.

If you are taking pics on the go and can't lug equipment around with you, meter on the face, use a little fill and bracket a stop either side to make sure.

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