Learn how to counteract bright sunlight buy using a Diffuser

One option if you are shooting in bright sunlight and which works well if you have someone to help you is to use a diffuser.

A diffuser is a semitransparent piece of fabric which is typically one of the options you get when you buy a reflector.

Your assistant holds this between the sun and your subject and as the light passes through it is softened and the contrast between light and shadow is reduced.

A diffuser makes it easy to capture great portraits in even the harshest light.

This image was shot in full sun, notice the contrast between the harsh shadows and bright light.

This image was shot with a diffuser.

This is how the diffuser is used between the sun and the model to diffuse the light.

Helen Bradley