Shooting into the sun portrait photography can produce stunning, standout images. But, without fill flash, all you’d get is a dark subject, and well exposed sun, or well exposed subject, and a way overexposed, aka ‘washed out,’ sun. Fill flash is artificial light, balanced in terms of temperature, ie, the color hue of the light, and ambient light luminosity. When balanced, the flash fills in enough light so the sun in the background is well exposed, while at the very same time, the subject in the foreground is also well exposed. Sometimes, the sun is muted by clouds, which can give a nice soft ambience; sometimes, the sun is bold and bright, requiring more fill flash to create the balance of light. Sometimes, the sun is above the horizon, just before setting, and sometimes, right after the sun has set makes for a softer more moody image. Either way, shooting into the sun portrait photography can yield some very pleasing results….
You can’t really do this with a cell phone, or a point and shoot camera. The flash they have built in is not powerful enough, and does not have the control necessary to make the required adjustments to balance the light just right. So, if you’re interested in this kind of portrait photography, for yourself, as an individual, or as a couple, or as a family, and you are planning on a trip to Maui, contact us. We’re available to provide you with shooting into the sun portrait photography at any one of Maui’s premier world-class beaches.
Shooting Into The Sun Portrait Photography – Maui Island Portraits