If you’ve ever read a tutorial on natural light portraiture, you know that they suggest shooting early or late in the day to capitalize on soft, warm, and gorgeous Golden Hour lighting.
The problem with that approach is that not everyone wants to work early or late in the day. Not every client can oblige those times either.
So, what’s the solution? Shoot during the middle of the day!
Even though noontime lighting is harsh and generally ugly, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still create stunning natural light portraits. You just need to learn a few tricks, something that Craig Beckta offers in the video below. Follow along as he shows us how to use diffusers, reflectors, and other methods to soften midday light for portraiture work.