In taking photographs,if you have the sun facing you.................

@alpha7 (1910)
France
July 29, 2008 2:48pm CST
When taking photographs, we all know that you don't face the Sun,it should always be at your back.In a situation where you need to take an object facing the Sun,what will you do?
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@suzu12345 (470)
• India
29 Jul 08
mmmmmmmmm do one thing put ur hand above the camera ,,,may bee ,,,that will help..avoid getting ur hand inbetween the lens for sure
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
3 Aug 08
Suzu,i am trying to understand you, but it's getting too difficult,i can not.Anyway,thank you for your contribution.
• India
3 Aug 08
you wont ever for i think that by mistake,,i wrote half words in my native language..thanks for listening,,,,
• United States
29 Jul 08
For one thing, I NEVER photograph someone with the sun at their back because it creates a silhouette that only using a flash can get rid of. I prefer a cloudy day to diffuse all the light from the sun, and the sun facing the person. Also, something you may want to do is get a good reflector and hold it out of the shot to get light to reflect where you want it to go. Taking photos in the early morning and the evening are for the best results because the sun is still low, and the light is GORGEOUS!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
31 Jul 08
That's generally what I do as well if possible, take photos in the early morning. But sometimes I have to take photos in the afternoon for events and since I'm not usually taking photos of people, I can't always get animals (especially wildlife) to pose for me. So I have to use the light I am given.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
3 Aug 08
The idea of a reflector will be very good.
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
31 Jul 08
It depends how the shadows look. If I like the shadows, I'll just take the photo and make sure no purple lines show up on the screen (usually with my light sensitive eyes I already know if a photo is going to have spots from the sun though). If there are shadows I don't like, I'll up something to shade the object or person and then take the photo.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
3 Aug 08
Thanks.
29 Jul 08
My camera is a fairly ggod camera,a pentax one,but it is the person who takes the photographs who is the poor one,I have tried many times to take good photographs ,but each time I run them on my computer they are not brilliant,the disappointment sets in because I like to takes pictures of my family,but I will just keep on trying,
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
3 Aug 08
I wish you the best in that,thanks for your contribution.
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
29 Jul 08
sunset - photo taken facing the sun
It just depends, if it is something I can come back later and get the photo without the sun, then that's what I would do. However, in some situations, I take the picture with the object silhoueted by the sun's light. It all just depends on the effect you are trying to get with the lighting.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
3 Aug 08
Thanks for your contribution.
@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Well, there's a feature that will let you use the flash in order for the one in the photo not be shadowed out by the sun. I forgot the camera, but I have done this a few times, and it turned out that the one i took photos off looked beautiful and not just a black figure at the back of the sunlight.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
3 Aug 08
Thank you very much for that.