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Old August 13th, 2012, 06:29 AM
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Old December 8th, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Re: How to Use the Sun as Your Flash

Thanks for the great help!!!
I always struggle while clicking pictures in sunlight...this article proved a great help!!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Re: How to Use the Sun as Your Flash

You should write a blog for all of us to follow
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Old February 8th, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Re: How to Use the Sun as Your Flash

My favorite part about this technique is how sharp your images turn out when you start stopping the aperture up. In my personal experience I had the best results later in the day when the sun was at a somewhat low angle, and I set my Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens to f/4.5. It adds so much detail to the skin, and since it's still at a fairly fast aperture the depth of field is still shallow. I get the best results with this technique particularly when I'm doing a head shot.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 11:24 PM
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these articles are really a helpful one for us to see, a much helpful one to refer
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Old October 31st, 2013, 03:50 AM
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Re: How to Use the Sun as Your Flash

Thank you for your post. I am new here. It's very useful.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: How to Use the Sun as Your Flash

"It was shot at 1/800 shutter speed, f/11 at ISO 320 to give me the spotlight effect that I wanted."

Perhaps I'm missing something....but the resulting image shown in the article has very little to do with aperture, shutter speed, or ISO chosen but fundamentally purely with the high contrast due to direct sunlight on the subject and deep shadows behind her, ie a 2 or more stop difference and thus the "clean" composition (no distracting background elements). It would be misleading to suggest that this image is principally a function of aperture control. A small aperture DOES permit sharp DOF (ie subject and her shadow) for the sunlit area but it could be essentially replicated with a great number of other camera settings (aperture, shutter, ISO all balanced for lighting on subject). I just want to make sure that newbie photogs don't suddenly think that small apertures will make the background dark while leaving the nearer subject properly lit.

On the other hand, if an auto exposure is causing the subject to be overexposed (due to meter weighting of dark background), then that's an entirely differently titled article.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 04:55 AM
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Re: How to Use the Sun as Your Flash

Indeed that was helpful post. Thanks a ton for posting that info.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 09:28 AM
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Re: How to Use the Sun as Your Flash

I 'm curious about using the sun as the flashlight. How does it work? Well, we all that the sun is the huge gigantic source of light. The question always lies on how to control the rays or light so that it won't destroy the photos. Please anyone will you explain??? Thanks
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Old December 24th, 2014, 01:50 AM
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Re: How to Use the Sun as Your Flash

Awesome idea thanks for sharing with us
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